CA White Blend 2015
6 Bottle Mix $26.99 / 12 Bottle Mix $23.99
90 points - Wine Advocate
A blend of 30% Chardonnay, 20% Viognier, 20% Roussanne and the balance Grenache Blanc, Chenin Blanc and a few other grapes, the 2013 Proprietary White Blindfold is close in quality to the brilliant 2012 I reviewed last year. Reminiscent of some of Sine Qua Non’s white wines from California’s Central Coast, the 2013 is more zesty, and plays it closer to the vest, but it offers lovely notes of fresh pineapple, tangerine skins, orange marmalade, melon and honeysuckle. I wish more California wineries would consider using such innovative blends as this given the high quality that can result. This beauty should be enjoyed over the next several years.
Created to provide the perfect white wine companion to The Prisoner, Blindfold is bold and intriguing. In establishing our own spin on a white blend, winemaker Jen Beloz and her team sought out interesting Rhône and aromatic varietals that would nicely complement a classic Chardonnay base.
The resulting wine is a blend of Los Carneros Chardonnay with Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, and Grenache Blanc from the Central Coast with a finish of Chenin Blanc and Semillon. The wine is complex and delicious featuring aromas of mandarin orange and honeydew melon with hints of marzipan and toasted hazelnut adding a layer of complexity.
#17025 Case: 750ML / 12