Yorkville Cellars

Eleanor of Aquitaine 2013

Made with Organic Grapes

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A proprietors' blend assembled from our very best barrels hand choosen after many blending trials. this vintage is a blend of 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc, a wine made in the classic tradition of the Graves style Bordeaux Blanc. Our special Queen of white wine is 100% barrel fermented in small French oak barrels to add great complexity. Some people say this is "the white wine for red wine drinkers." 

Best of Class, 96 pts. Platinum Medal, San Diego Int'l

Food & Beverage World awarded this wine "The California White Bordeaux of the Year" [click here].

We often hear comments that our Eleanor is one of the most interesting and complex Californian white wines. Complex, yet full of refreshing citrus, with notes of pink grapefruit to balance the richness and nuance of French oak. Lime zest and a keen mineral flavor linger in the finish.  

Tastings.com ranks Yorkville Cellars as one of the top 4 "Premier Producers" of white meritage wines. [see article]

Winemaker Notes

Selected vineyard lots are fermented in French oak and sur-lie aged for 10 months. The very best barrels are hand selected and final blend proportions are determined from an extensive tasting series, after many hours of work by the winemaking staff and the proprietors. This blend gains complexity as it ages, we recommend drinking this 2 to 5 years from the vintage date. 


Alcohol: 13.5% 
Total Acidity: 5.7 gm/ liter
pH: 3.18
Residual Sugar: Dry

Best White Bordeaux Blend

96 points & Platinum- San Diego Int'l

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Eleanor owned Bordeaux

She introduced the wine she grew up with in France to the royal courts after she became Queen of England

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