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January 08, 2005

02 Concannon, Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc

White flowers with zip and a whisp of smoke on the nose. Oranges and orange pith on the palate backed by impressive, yet somehow out of place acidity. Swelling salinity yields to a flabby finish of overripe citrus, powdered sugar, white pepper, and pleasantly toasty oak.

3 Comments:

Blogger Piltdown Man said...

What's the deal with Concannon bottles? Is there some reason they decided to make them as heavy as they are? Did they get a deal froma Champagne maker?

Pilt

11:33 AM  
Blogger Nilay Gandhi said...

No kidding. Considering how absolutely normal the wine is, I can't imagine why the bottles are so massive. They must've gotten them free or something; I'd think all that glass would be far too expensive for a winery that makes so many medium- to low-end bottlings.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Nilay Gandhi said...

The 2003 is nearly identical with even more strange residual sugars. These wines taste incomplete.

10:21 AM  

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