2011 Whitehall Lane Winery Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
Producer: Whitehall Lane Winery
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Sauvignon Blanc
87 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013
Pale, bright yellow. Aromas of lemon oil, ripe grapefruit, white peach and musky geranium, plus a light weedy nuance. Crisp and juicy, with good intensity to its citrus peel and saline flavors. A tad harsh on the end.
88 Points | Wine Spectator
About Napa Valley
Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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