This is an Italian white from Kevin Harvey.  If that name sounds familiar, he is the owner of Rhys in Santa Cruz, California and a maker of wonderful Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs.  This is his first vintage and is made from the Carricante grape, a white grape indigenous to Sicily.  The wine itself is delicious.  Light golden in color.  The nose is reminiscent of a Hermitage Blanc.  It is very waxy with lemon curd.  There is also a slightly smokiness to it.  On the palate, this has great acidity.  The wine is fresh with lots of energy.  The lemon curd carries thru but there is also a nice underlying minerality.  Good finish.  This will work with all but the heaviest of foods.  It will be interesting to see how this ages.  I really have no clue as it loses it freshness will it gain complexity or depth?  That will be fun to watch.  It is a 2014 and was only recently released (2019).  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94
Vintage: 
2014
Current Price: 
$70.00USD

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