2014 Villa Sparina Gavi (Elsewhere $16)

SKU #1219394 91 points James Suckling

 I like the lively and zesty character to this white with green apple and lemon undertones. Full body, loads of fruit, yet firm and focused. Go-to Gavi.  (10/2015)

Wine & Spirits

 Tart lemon and yellow apple flavors mingle with lightly bitter notes in a round, oily texture. Serve this with a seafood stew.  (12/2015)

Wine Spectator

 A mix of pear, apple, lemon and earth notes, backed by touches of earth and mineral. Offers a clean, chalky finish.  (11/2015)

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Staff Image By: Rachel Vogel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/29/2016 | Send Email
A great, refreshing weekday white! While the wine seems richer on the palate with notes of white flowers and honeysuckle; it has a balanced mouth feel with bright acid and flavors or lemon and lime zest. A perfect end to these warm days!

Staff Image By: John Downing | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/29/2016 | Send Email
Villa Sparina Gavi remains one of the sleeper picks within our Italian white selections and we are pleased to be able to offer it at this tremendous value price. It's a round, delicate and creamy style Gavi with just the right touch of acidity and a wonderful citrus finish that make it ideal with seafood, light pastas, white meats and vegetable dishes. Take advantage of this outstanding wine while it lasts.

Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/29/2016 | Send Email
The nose is elegant, delicate, with hints of white peach and a classic Gavi minerality. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied, balanced, while supple and round no edginess here. The finish is subtle, yielding and all the while entertaining with hints of white flower and nutmeg. The perfect accompaniment to more delicate fish like Red Snapper or Striped Bass or just by itself on a scorching hot day!
Drink from 2016 to 2018

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