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Carlisle The Derivative White 2011 United States  California White Wine  White Blend 22587 11504 750ml
Product ID: 22587
Region: United States, California
Varietal: Semillon, Muscadelle, Chasselas
Type: White Wine, White Blend
Vintage: 2011
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 13.7
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"Pale yellow with a touch of green-gold. Aeration and slight warming reveals aromas of lemon curd, white fig, clove, ginger, and a faint hint of honey. Quite smooth and suave on entry with a glycerol-like feel, laser-like acidity asserts itself in the zesty, lemon-lime and mineral-laden flavors. Texturally, I'm reminded of Chablis, or perhaps something from the Loire. A wine that pairs well with everything from roasted chicken to sole in lemon beurre blanc. Although drinkable now, given the large percentage of Semillon, we suspect it will age quite well." —winemaker

Blend: 66% Semillon, 24% Muscadelle, 10% Chasselas
"Light, bright gold. Fresh lemon, pear and pungent herb scents are brightened by zesty minerals. Concentrated, focused and deep, with strong citrus pith, orchard fruit and tarragon flavors sharpened by notes of bitter quinine and green tea. Gains weight with aeration but at no expense of vivacity. Strikes a suave balance of finesse and power, finishing with an exotic floral flourish and excellent length." —Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (May/June 2013)

"Carlisle's 2011 White Wine The Derivative is a blend of Semillon, Muscadelle and Palomino, a modern-day version of Hock, a white blend that was popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Almonds, hazelnuts, dried flowers, mint and licorice all blossom in an inviting, textured white long on personality and class. Dried flowers, honey and mint add nuance on the finish. It is amazing to consider that these vineyards were planted between 1886 and 1920. Drinking window: 2014-2017." —Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media (February 2013)

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