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2017 Saint Cosme White Blends or Varietals "Little James Basket Press Sauvignon-Viognier"

Saint Cosme 2017 Little James Basket Press

Winery: Saint Cosme

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Little James Basket Press Sauvignon-Viognier"

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 60% Sauvignon Blanc & 40% Viognier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

State or country: France

Price: $15

Cases produced: 12,500

KWG Score: 88 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: November 13, 2019

Wine Review: Brilliant gold in color, this fragrant white blend opens with enticing aromas of brioche, white lily and lemon verbena. On the palate, grapefruit and other citrus flavors take an early lead followed by tropical fruit flavors, including pineapple; apricot and peach show up in traces. Tangy citrus flavors return at the exit in the likeness of lemon-lime soda. The acidity is well-managed, and the finish will last long enough to pour another glass. This good value wine would pair well with raw shellfish selections or halibut crudo. - Jeoff

Winemaker Notes: Sauvignon Blanc brings acidity to the blend while Viognier provides fleshiness and attractive notes of stone fruit and flowers. Blending the two varieties results in an aromatic and fresh-tasting wine with aromas and flavors of peach blossoms, fennel, apricots, grapefruit, lychee fruit, and mangos. Little James’ Basket Press Blanc can work well with a wide range of foods. Try this wine with garden salads, ceviche or grilled fish.

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