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Carlisle The Derivative 2013 White Wine

Light to medium-light yellow-gold. A cool nose of lemon, white fig, grapefruit pith, and quinine is marked by a hint of lanolin (no doubt from the Semillon). On the palate, medium-full bodied with a pleasant viscosity. Flavors of lemon, quinine, and grapefruit persist through the dry, mineral-laden finish. If you prefer oaky and/or low acid whites, then this wine is not for you. But if you love white Bordeaux, dry whites from the Loire or Savoie, or even some the cool old-vine white blends from the Swartland in South Africa, then this wine should be right up your ally. Enjoyable now as long as you don’t serve it too cold (a decant helps as well), given the zesty acidity and pleasing phenolics in the finish, we suspect this wine will age well. Enjoy from 2016 through 2023.

 Producer Carlisle Winery & Vineyards
 Region Sonoma
 Country United States
 Varietals SemillonMuscadelleColombardPalomino
 Alcohol 14.3% alc/vol
 Vintage 2013

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About the Producer

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards
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Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Windsor, California, United States Windsor, California, United States

We are a small Sonoma County winery specializing in the production of old-vine, vineyard designated Zinfandels and red Rhone varieties (Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Petite Sirah). We have also recently added our first whites, two blends from historic, old-vine vineyards plus Sonoma County's first...

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