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2014 Galerie Sauvignon Blanc "Naissance"

Winery: Galerie

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Naissance"

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 3,120

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: May 15, 2016

Wine Review: This almost clear colored Sauvignon Blanc from Galerie was well received by the tasting panel. It opens with a mild gooseberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is gooseberry with notes of mild grapefruit and nicely integrated minerality. We also detected hints of green apple and faint lime. The finish is dry and its mild acidity and flavors are nicely prolonged. This Sauvignon Blanc is a summer quaffer to be enjoyed with fried clams or fried calamari. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Our 2014 Naissance shows tropical aromas of pineapple, orange peel, grapefruit and orange blossom that lead into full flavors of apricot and orange zest, with hints of dry grass. Complex fruit and naturally balanced acidity create an intriguing palate—perfect for summer evenings al fresco.

Organic status: not organic

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