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Wesley Ashley Wines 2009 Intelligent Design Cuvee Blanc

Wesley Ashley Wines

2009 White Blend
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Santa Barbara, CA


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Tasting Notes:

This wonderfully aromatic white Rhone style blend showcases a complex array of floral and tropical aromas, ripe peach, lemon, and apple notes. It rewards the nose with spice, mineral components and a touch of toasty French oak which gives one a hint of sweet vanilla and rounds out the nose. Upon taking your first sip, you will immediately notice the creamy and silky texture this wine presents. As the wine flows across your mid-palate a mineral component coupled with good natural acidity takes over and warms the mouth. The finish is smooth and satisfying and lingers long after you have set the glass down.

This wine truly exemplifies the philosophy of Wesley Ashley Wines; “a great wine has a soul”, and asks the drinker to ponder “is a fine wine simply the sum of its parts, or is there something else, something indefinable, that makes it truly special? Is a great wine a matter of science…or is it something more?

  • Grapes
    Viognier 60%; Roussanne 30%; Grenache Blanc 10%
  • Region
    Santa Barbara, CA
  • Production
    275 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Drinking perfectly right now or through 2014!
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Food Pairing Suggestions:
This full bodied and aromatic white wine will pair well with a wide variety of creamy sauces, poultry, fish, vegetables or rich soups. Pair with fried or grilled fish or vegetables, cheese soufflé, foie gras, medium hard cheeses and vegetable lasagna.
About the Winery
Wesley Ashley Wines From Wesley Ashley Wines comes this Rhone style blend. The name Wesley Ashley, a combination of owner Jim Sloate’s middle name and his daughter’s middle name, is family run and fueled by a passion for making fine wines that are approachable and easy drinking. Jim Sloate is passionate about Rhone style wines and knew from the start that he would want to focus on Rhone varietals. Learn more