Caress Cuvee Blanc 2018

Caress Cuvee Blanc 2018

Made aromatic and dry - definitely not sweet - it smells like a bouquet of flowers and freshly sliced pear.

The lush style of our Cuvee Blanc simulates Chenin Blanc and is an wonderful California example of a Loire Valley Vouvray Sec with textbook acidity, a nice concentration of fruit flavors and with less than 4 grams per liter of residual sugar, the driest (Sec) level. Caress is the best-of-the-best cuvée delivering a haunting, complex, long-lived white wine.

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Tasting Notes

Enjoy the nose of this bright, vibrant golden wine. Its aromatic profile ranges from subtle fruit like candied peach, honeyed apricots, or quince with a honeysuckle floral note and a little spice.

Really a deceptive wine, with such a perfumed nose, you might think it’s going to be slightly sweet but no, it’s actually dry with a peach, apricot and tropical fruit flavors with a long, lingering, sensual finish.

Because of its unique flavor profile, Caress is actually a very food-friendly wine, making it a great choice when contemplating foie gras, oysters, lobster or crab, butter or cream based sauces, curries and both Asian and Indian food in general.

For a incredible dessert poach pears in a little Caress with a spoon of sugar and serve with white chocolate, Crème fraîche and vanilla ice cream. Fabulous!


Production Notes

Only 500 cases produced.


Winemaker Notes

Want a delicious white wine with a flavor profile from passion-fruit through pear to peach - just grab a Chenin Blanc except the best come from the Loire Valley in France and its tough to emulate that here in California so we blended some of our great whites to make this Cuvée Blanc. Caress is crafted from a best-of-the-best cuvée made up of Viognier, Semillon, Roussanne and Sauvignon Blanc all together delivering a haunting, complex,delicious white wine.

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StyleWhite Rhone
AppellationMendocino
VarietalRhone Blend
PairingMango Stilton Cheese
Alcohol14.20%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2019-02-18
Drinkable2019 - 2022
ph Level3.33
Residual Sugar0.11