Scholium Project Naucratis Lost Slough Vineyards 2008

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This is perhaps our most successful naucratis ever. Perhaps not as beautifully aromatic as the 2006, but as powerful as the 07 and utterly dry and balanced. The fruit was perfectly ripe and still quite floral and with good acidity at harvest; the fermentation was easy and complete; there was no transfer of flavors from the lees; we halted malolactic pretty early and thoroughly; and we bottled when the wine was ready. Very nice.

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Varietal: Verdejo
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The vineyard sits in a sheltered slope on the east side of Sonoma Mountain. It gets almost no late afternoon sun, and is washed by constant marine breezes that pass through a notch in the mountain to its back. The coolness of the site absolutely determines the nature of the fruit. Absolutely-- but not alone. The vineyard slopes in two directions and the soil is a beautiful mixture of rich hill-... Read more
The vineyard sits in a sheltered slope on the east side of Sonoma Mountain. It gets almost no late afternoon sun, and is washed by constant marine breezes that pass through a notch in the mountain to its back. The coolness of the site absolutely determines the nature of the fruit. Absolutely-- but not alone. The vineyard slopes in two directions and the soil is a beautiful mixture of rich hill-side loam, gravel, and cobble. This combination of cool climate and excellent drainage afford very uncommon conditions for northern California Sauvignon Blanc. Two vineyard offered two harvests in 2005; and so, two wines. The first has had its malolactic fermentation arrested and will age for seven months in neutral oak; the second, from crushed, botrytised fruit, is already nearly dry and will age for a year or two in 50% new oak, mostly 30 gallon barrels. The wine is smoky and dense and points us to the excesses of imperial Roman banquets Read less

Member Reviews for Scholium Project Naucratis Lost Slough Vineyards

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Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.50 5
06/05/2009

Intense Verdelho, with insanely good QPR. Aromas of banana salt water taffy, sea salt, lime zest, grapefruit, and granny smith apples. The flavors explode in your mouth in a wash of citrus, tropical fruits, mineral, stone, and more sea salt. Very dry, very acidic with a long, lingering aftertaste that hints at a great future for this wine. Outstanding for $20. Note to self: mortgage house if necessary when its time for next Scholium allocation.Wish I had more than 2x of these.


Snooth User: Mikes Americana
76842414
3.00 5
02/12/2011

Three glasses



This is perhaps our most successful naucratis ever. Perhaps not as beautifully aromatic as the 2006, but as powerful as the 07 and utterly dry and balanced. The fruit was perfectly ripe and still quite floral and with good acidity at harvest; the fermentation was easy and complete; there was no transfer of flavors from the lees; we halted malolactic pretty early and thoroughly; and we bottled when the wine was ready. Very nice.

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