2012 Carlisle "The Derivative" Sonoma County White Blend

SKU #1183447 95 points Wine Enthusiast

 * Editors’ Choice * This unusual blend combines old-vine Sémillon from the Monte Rosso Vineyard with Muscadelle and Palomino. Voluptuous on the nose, the wine is restrained on the palate, with inviting layers of licorice, beeswax and stone fruit. Exotic and long lasting, it’s an intriguing wine.  (5/2015)

92 points Vinous

 The 2012 The Derivative is striking. Melon, quince and white flowers are some of the notes that flesh out in this intensely aromatic, perfumed white. The blend is 54% Semillon (from Monte Rosso), 30% Muscadelle (from Pagani) and 16% Palomino. (AG)  (1/2015)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Pale gold. Pungent, mineral-laced scents of dried citrus fruits, succulent herbs and beeswax, with a sexy floral nuance building with air. The palate offers dry, incisive lemon pith and honeysuckle flavors and a firm spine of tangy acidity that adds back-end lift. Closes taut and long, with excellent clarity and lingering stoniness.  (6/2014)

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Sonoma County

- Second in fame only to Napa, this "other" valley offers just about every climate and topography imaginable. From its cool and fog-enshrouded coastal regions on the far west, to the sprawling Alexander Valley on the boarder of Napa and the many little dips and peaks in between, Sonoma has been a vital wine-grape-growing region since the mid 1800s. Important sub-AVAs include Chalk Hill (known for chardonnay and sauvignon blanc), Dry Creek Valley (where zin is king) Knights Valley (largely cabernet land), Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast (both celebrated pinot and chardonnay zones).
Alcohol Content (%): 14.2