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OLIVIA BRION "Taquine"  California White Wine 2019  

Retail Price: $26

Value Rating: 3.4

Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: November 30, 2020
Cases Produced: 180

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 89

Very Good Value


The Olivia Brion Taquine 2019 is a unique blend of 50% Viognier, 38% Gewurztraminer and 12% Chardonnay. Fruit sources are Amador, Russian River and Wild Horse Valley respectively. A tart, cutting aroma of Meyer lemon zest, Kaffir lime leaf, orange blossoms and white peach points to its racy, aperitif style. Taste grapefruit, blanched almonds, Macintosh apple (skin on) and lemon verbena. The slightly pinched finish softens with briny, just-shucked oysters (winemaker Kira Ballotta says “go Kumamoto”).  13.4% Alcohol.

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Best known for their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from their Estate “Heron Lake Vineyard” in Napa & Solano’s Wild Horse Valley, Olivia Brion Winery “dabbles” in small lots of interesting wines from Santa Barbara to Willamette Valley.  Read all of my Miss Olivia Brion wine reviews here.

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