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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 60% Semillon and 40% 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."
93 pts, Gold Medal, North Coast Wine Challenge
[Only 187 wines out of 1,100 entered from wineries using premium North Coast (Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino & Lake) grapes, won Gold Medals]
92 pts, Gold Medal, The Beverage Tasting Institute
Review: "Creamy, fruity citrusy aromas of lemon cream - dreamsicle, dried mission figs, bread crust, and pressed linen with a tangy, dryish full body and a warming, refreshing, fast finish with chewy tannins."
Prior Vintage - The 2013:
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.
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.
Total Acidity: 8.1 gm/ liter
Residual Sugar: Dry