2011 Saint Cosme "Little James' Basket Press" Vin de Pays d'Oc Blanc

SKU #1094273 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Under the Saint-Cosme label, a new offering, the 2011 Little James Blanc, is made from Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Sec and Viognier. It reminds me of a French version of the marvelous Botani Dry Muscat from Malaga, Spain. It offers a fragrant bouquet of spring flowers, dry, crisp, light-bodied flavors, and a fresh personality. Enjoy this impressive white wine over the next 12 months.  (10/2012)

K&L Notes

This little non-vintage gem from Louis Barroul of Château Saint-Cosme is the perfect summer wine. A blend of Viognier, Sauvignon and Muscat d'Alexandrie, this explodes on the nose and is fresh and fruit-filled on the palate, with notes of citrus, melons and white flowers. Great with funky cheeses, morels and, believe or not--asparagus! Quoting Robert Parker: "Louis Barruol has been at the top of his game since the late 1990s, and over the last few vintages, he has been making some of the finest wines in the southern Rhone as well as France." (10/2012) 13% abv.

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Alcohol Content (%): 13