Original tasting and review : This is Cosentino The Novelist Meritage White Wine, California, 2007, a blend of sauvignon blanc and semillion, finished at 14.4% alcohol and first sampled 8 years from vintage date, in February, 2015. I very much liked the 2005 vintage, which I sampled with 6 years of age.
In the glass: Medium-deep, honeyed yellow.
On the nose: Poured at cool room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows soft hay and some bright grasses. From the aroma, seems like this will be a blend of both steely and creamy flavors.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact just the kind of balanced notes expected, with soft pears and peaches forming the flavor basis. Nice brightness with a svelte undertone. Finishes clean with modest length.
In summary: Overall, rates three stars with a big plus on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale. Good value, even after all these years.
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