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Cosentino Winery Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend California the Novelist 2007

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Wine Tasting Notes In the nose this wine shows aromas of minerals, melon, honeysuckle, and fresh finely chopped parsley. Bright and balanced, with centered flavors of melon and baking spices he lead into rich layers of citrus with the emphasis on Indian River grapefruit.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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Color: White
Varietal: Sémillon
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Cosentino Winery:
Cosentino Winery, Napa Valley, was established in 1990 when Mitch Cosentino moved his winery operation from Modesto, California to its current location on Highway 29 in Yountville, California. Lead by Mitch Cosentino’s vision and innovative winemaking approach, Cosentino Winery established itself long ago as a trend setter in the California wine industry, widely recognized for producing mor... Read more
Cosentino Winery, Napa Valley, was established in 1990 when Mitch Cosentino moved his winery operation from Modesto, California to its current location on Highway 29 in Yountville, California. Lead by Mitch Cosentino’s vision and innovative winemaking approach, Cosentino Winery established itself long ago as a trend setter in the California wine industry, widely recognized for producing more ultra premium varietals than any other winery in the Napa Valley as well as pioneering production methods and wine blends that are now standards in the industry. Cosentino Winery produces approximately 12,000 cases of wine per year, handcrafted from the wineries’ Yountville and Pope Valley Estates as well as from many of the same “Estate” grape sources that Mitch has maintained throughout the Napa Valley for nearly 20 years. Cosentino Winery’s stellar vineyard sources and relationships are a major factor in sustaining its quality and consistency. Over the years, Cosentino Winery has been awarded the highest honors and praise, served at many prestigious events, including a Presidential White House State Dinner, the Masters Golf Champions Dinner, as well as various functions and events for Governors, Senators and Heads of State, such as Queen Elizabeth and the Prime Minister of Italy. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Cosentino Winery is the first winery located on the St. Helena Highway (Hwy 29) when entering the Napa Valley from the south. Cosentino Winery sits on the border of Yountville and the Oakville appellation, one of the most prestigious AVA’s in the world that is home to some of the Napa Valley’s greatest vineyards. Since its doors opened in 1990, Cosentino Winery’s Tasting Room on Hwy 29 has been a popular stop, attracting a myriad of visitors, regular visitors, regulars, locals, connoisseurs, experts, so called experts, lovers, dreamers, enthusiasts, drifters, groupies, buyers and beginners alike…Everyone is welcome! Cosentino Winery produces more than 30 different varietals, continuing Mitch Cosentino’s artisan approach and passion for making great and interesting wines. “I don't eat just one type of food… so why should I make just one type of wine?” – Mitch Cosentino. The Cosentino Winery experience is unlike any other. Cosentino Winery continues to evolve, constantly creating new wines and discovering new ways to remain among the best in the world. Enjoy and Stay Tuned! Read less

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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2.50 5
04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


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Vintage: 2005 09/15/2009

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External Reviews for Cosentino Winery Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend California the Novelist

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Vintage: 2005 10/16/2008

It’s difficult keeping up with all the brands and wines this producer turns out, what with vineyard holdings in Yountville and Pope Valley in the Napa Valley, and still more in Lodi. And believe me I’ve tasted a lot of wines from Mitch Cosentino over the years. In the past I’ve admired his Gewürztraminer, and now I like what he’s doing with this Meritage white blend.The wine is comprised mostly of Sauvignon Blanc (63 percent) and Semillon (37 percent). It’s the classic Bordeaux-like assemblage, but it’s decidedly Californian in taste. There’s nice minerality and herbal notes in the nose with some Crenshaw melon undertones. On the palate, the wine is displaying a smooth, viscous texture with wonderful fresh fruit and balance that includes excellent acidity. To its credit, the wine saw no malolactic fermentation. Simply put, it’s delicious and was the perfect foil with hors d’oeurves such as duck paté and a wedge of triple crème St. André cheese.The fruit came from the winery’s estate in Pope Valley (27%), the Luvisi Vineyard in Calistoga (13%), Oakville (15%), St. Helena (7%), the Dancing Crow Vineyard in Lake County (24%), and from the Mohr-Fry Vineyard (14%) in Lodi.It was also partially (5%) barrel fermented and aged (70%) in Bordelais white barrels (30% of which were new). The listed alcohol is 14.5 percent and there was a little more than 2,500 cases produced.



Wine Tasting Notes In the nose this wine shows aromas of minerals, melon, honeysuckle, and fresh finely chopped parsley. Bright and balanced, with centered flavors of melon and baking spices he lead into rich layers of citrus with the emphasis on Indian River grapefruit.

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