Lu 2017 Marsanne

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: Marsanne

Wine Category: Marsanne

Grape blend: 100% Marsanne

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Central Coast

State or country: California

Price: $17

ABV: 14.5%

Cases produced: N/A

The Barrel Cellar Score:  85 points

Review date: June 17, 2019

About the Winemaker: Winemaker Yuan Li created this wine with the intent of praising her family name and making a wine that celebrates some of her favorite wines of which Marsanne is one. Released through Naked Wines she has taken advantage of the opportunity to produce a wine of her own label while continuing to work as an assistant winemaker for another central coast label.

Color:  Corn silk

Nose:  Floral notes, ripened mango

Taste: Tropical fruit, mineral notes, a touch of citrus and green apple. Finish: Ripened Mango

Assessment: Full bodied, and quite unique. I love a white wine with a full body, and this has it. There is a lot of complexity in this bottle, but it’s lacking the focus that could make it something greater. There are few if any tannins. The acidity in the wine is overshadowed by the body. I’d like to see the mineral notes as well as the citrus and crisp fruit aspects brought to the fore front. The great deal on this wine through ($8) makes this a buy, but future vintages need some refining. Ready to drink now.

Pairing recommendation:  Sushi

Lu 2017 Marsanne is a good wine.  85 points

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