Whites from Napa and Sonoma

By jasonm1 on July 17, 2007
Thanks to Sasha for taking notes!
Stags Leap 2005
Napa Valley Chardonnay

Palette: wood, tart, slight acidity, subtle
Cakebread Cellars 2005
Napa Valley Chardonnay
Nose: oak, corn
Palette: oak, slight butterKenwood
Sonoma County Chardonnay
Nose: funky
Taste: vanillaNotes: “tastes like if a Riesling and a Chardonnay had a bastard child”-Sharkness

Chateau St. Jean
Napa Valley Chardonnay
Nose: buttery,woody, oaky, typical California

Sequoia Grove 2004
Napa Valley
Nose: strong initial funk

Complexity: lots of flavor
Structure: good balance of flavor

Mum Napa Sparkling Wine
-traditional champagne method
Nose: floral Taste: tart, crisp, green apple
Finish: long finishPaige 23 Sauvignon Blanc
2006 Santa Barbara County
Nose: pineapple, honeydew, melon, fermented pumpkin, peaches
Taste: dirty water

Notes: “Two blancs short of a sauvignon.”

Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc
2005 Napa County
Nose: pineapple, lime, orange blossom, pear
Taste: grapefruit, crisp

Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Republic Cellars
Nose: funky, trashy
Taste: pastural water runoff, yellow sour patch kid

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