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SOMM BLANC White  "Old Vines" Mendocino 2015  

Retail Price: $25

Value Rating: 5.4

Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: February 19, 2018
Cases Produced: 150

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 90

Hall of Fame Value


Somm Blanc is 80% Sauvignon Blanc from “Lolonis Vineyard” Redwood Valley (organic, very old vines) and 20% Semillon from “Yount Mill Vineyard” Yountville, Napa Valley (also organic and old vine). Half oak barrel, half steel barrel ferment, light skin contact, lees-stirred. It’s “Bordeaux-Style” winemaking. This is fantastic – fruit flavors of grapefruit, pear skins and Meyer lemons with a long savory finish that reminds me of a salted pretzel. High acidity starts the wine, then bread, dried flowers and blanched almonds finish it off. At $24 this is an unbelievable wine.

 

About Somm Blanc

Somm Blanc is owned and made by Willi Sherer, an OG Master Sommelier and Wine Director/Head Somm at Redd Restaurant in Yountville. Self taught (with a lot of help from his winemaking friends), his wines are, as you’d expect, food-friendly as well as delicious. He does not sell wine direct to consumer at the moment, so look on winesearcher to find a merchant.

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