Paul Hobbs is expanding his awareness of old world varietals and making some killer stuff, a must explore wine!
Read about Godello below.
Carlos Falla, V Wine Cellar Wine Lab
2018 AH GODELLO
Godello: One of the oldest varieties of the Iberian Peninsula, Godello is a white grape indigenous to Galicia and highly regarded for its delicate texture and medium-high acidity. An early-ripened variety, it thrives in dry sites and well-drained soils, and is characterized by its small-sized berries and closely packed bunches. It is recognized for making age-worthy wines.
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92 Points The Wine Advocate
Enticing aromas of blackberry and fresh thyme mingle with hints of rose petal, cardamom, and sumac. Juicy forest fruits and black cherry on the palate are complemented by spice and floral notes, with a slate-like minerality, fresh acidity, and well balanced tannins. The wine develops nicely in the glass, with the aromatics becoming more complex, with honeyed undertones, aromas of dried apricots and a lanolin-like waxy note, with subtle minerality on the palate.
2019 Argot Le Rayon-Vert greets you with a delicate pulsating toasty sensation. Once it opens, up it reveals a very sensual aroma of apricots, jasmine and citrus blossoms. Richard Dinner and Steiner Vineyards combined to produce honeyed undertones and a shell-like top note. The wine is powerfully structured yet, Dr. Argot has infused this worldclass chardonnay with a lavish satiny texture that captivates!
Always a temptatious wine, 2019 is a riveting blend of Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Savigny Chardonnay.
Carlos Falla, V Wine Cellar
2019 Maison Leroy Bourgogne Blanc
Leroy is known for wines with incredible density and intensity of fruit. This Bourgogne Blanc offers a level of fruit intensity and extraction that is uncommon for white Burgundy. Meticulous in its integration of oak to the texture, there's lots of ripe fruit, long-lasting flavors and a fine, laser-sharp finish.
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It was 2006 when V Wine Cellar opened its doors. The vision was clear. Create a unique destination place in the heart of wine country where local winemakers and visitors intersect to relax, find a great bottle of wine or enjoy a glass to toast the end of another day in our corner of Yountville paradise.
Since then we’ve grown to more than 3000 square feet to become the most extensive wine selection in Napa Valley with several thousand choice bottlings from around the world.
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We complement the cellar with a casual wine bar, private event space, and an expansive outdoor patio and deck where you can enjoy a fine cigar, hand saber your own bottle of Champagne like a victorious Napoleon, indulge in a customized tasting, or just soak up the beauty of the surrounding vineyard vistas… your call.
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