Light to medium golden in color. Cloudy. The nose is very pretty with pineapple, and minerals and just the slightest notes of grass. Revisiting this also has some hay. On the palate, this is delicious. A creamy texture. A perception of sweetness from the ripe tropical fruit notes. Also crisp enough served cold. Long finish. Worked well with food. One of the truly great Sauvignon Blancs from California. While it seems like it will age fine, it is so fresh and lively now, I am not sure it gets better, just different, I would (and I did), drink these sooner than later.
Deep golden in color. The nose has canned peaches and simple syrup. On the palate, this is a bit cloying. It is good, but lacks the acidity that the better vintages have. Sugary apricots. A bit clipped on the finish. That said, it is also delicious if you are just having a sip or two. Very rich.
Deep golden in color. The nose is nice with slight canned peaches and apricots. On the palate, this has a nice acidity. Nice apricot and peach notes. depth and complexity. Long finish. This is entering a peakish period but no hurry on this at all.
A lot of people question whether cellaring white wine makes any sense. This is one white that not only lasts but improves in the cellar. At 13 years from vintage, this showed wonderfully with nothing "past prime" at all. Medium golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has a nice minerality to it with plenty of depth. Also come melon (cantaloupe) and a bit of salinity. On the palate, this is complex. Slightly oily texture. Notes of minerals, sea shells, but nice melon and peach fruit. But the minerality was sublime. Good acidity. Long finish. Went quite well with a spring sala
Green gold in color. The nose is nice; a bit grassy with some tropical fruit. On the palate, there is anice slightly oily texture. Tropical fruits and melon notes. Slightly tart. Nice finish. A very nice Sauvignon Blance that went well with food.
A very nice Sauvignon Blanc. Light green gold in color. The nose is slightly grassy with good minerals and slight limes. On the palate, a lovely oily texture. Nice fruit; kind of tropical and part citrus. Good acidity. Nice finish. Lovely wine that works well with food.
2013 Domaine François Cotat (Paul & François) Sancerre Les Monts Damnés, France, Loire - Wine Review
Seems to be in a bit of a dumb phase right now. Don't get me wrong, it is quite good but not as good as it can be. Light golden in color. The nose has some grapefruit and nice minerality. A bit of salinity. On the palate, this is good but not breaking out any complexities. Nice grapefruit and minerals. Good texture. Excellent with food. As good it is today, I would hold for a year or two or 8 and patience will be rewarded.
Very nice value for this under $10 per bottle wine. This vintage is getting a bit long in the tooth but I suspect younger vintages are showing much better. Light gold/green in color. The nose has slight tropical fruit and a bit of oxidation. On the palate, this has a nice enough crispness. Fruit is present but faded. Not much depth but still alive and drinking nicely. On a budget, this is worth checking out.
Light golden in color. The nose has nice minerality with some grapefruit. On the palate, this is a bit flabby and could use more acidity. On the other hand, the minerality carries forward. There is a bit of fruit. Nice finish. Eay sipping. A bit of a different take on Sauvignon Blanc.
Wow, this was one of the better Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand that I have had in a while. Blind, I would have guessed this to be from the Loire Valley. Light gold in color. The nose has nice white grapefruit with a nice minerality. Those qualities contiue thru to the pa;late. It is ripe but well within reason. Excellent acidity. Long finish. My only complaint? I tried to buy some and was unable to find any.