Scholium Project Oro Puro Vineyard Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc/Semillion Stag's Leap District Napa 2003

External Review by Morrell & Company:

2003 vintage has an alcohol level a bit lower (around 14%) than the previous vintages and the residual sugar is 4.8%, leading to a refreshing, balanced dessert wine. This vintage is rich and complex with a palate of pear and tropical fruits. As with previous vintages, it will continue to develop in the bottle for many years to come.

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Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
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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
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External Reviews for Scholium Project Oro Puro Vineyard Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc/Semillion Stag's Leap District Napa

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
08/25/2008

2003 vintage has an alcohol level a bit lower (around 14%) than the previous vintages and the residual sugar is 4.8%, leading to a refreshing, balanced dessert wine. This vintage is rich and complex with a palate of pear and tropical fruits. As with previous vintages, it will continue to develop in the bottle for many years to come.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
04/01/2008

Scholium Project Oro Puro Vineyard Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc/Semillion Stag's Leap District Napa half bottle 2003 vintage has an alcohol level a bit lower (around 14%) than the previous vintages and the residual sugar is 4.8%, leading to a refreshing, balanced dessert wine. This vintage is rich and complex with a palate of pear and tropical fruits. As with previous vintages, it will continue to develop in the bottle for many years to come.



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