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The July 2018 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part I

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Auction Ends: 7/12/2018 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #483. Cowhorn Proprietary White Spiral 36 2012

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 92 WA.
"Even granted that they don’t undergo malo-lactic transformation, it continues to be a mystery (not least to their authors) why the whites here – given the varieties and climate in question – sport such low pHs; but the effect of that is dramatically evident in the brightness, energy, invigoration and “ping” conveyed by Cowhorn’s 2012 White Blend Spiral 36, a barrel co-fermentation of slightly more Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. Scents of fresh lime and white peach pungently tinged with cress and acacia prepare the way for a correspondingly luscious yet incisively invigorating palate performance in which a subtly honeyed slick emerges to highlight the counterpoint between bright and energetic elements, and downright luxuriant ones. This lusciously persistent libation is perfectly reinforced by 4 grams of residual sugar that simply didn’t want to ferment out. A fabulous value, it will surely be worth following . . ." Wine Advocate #209, Oct 2013
Provenance: The Huntingdon Cellar
Notes: Lightly scuffed label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $16


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