Wesley Ashley Wines
2009 Intelligent Design Cuvée Blanc
Santa Barbara County
Very highly recommended and very limited, please make your decision very quickly, dear Operative. This wine will sell out.
Today’s 2009 Wesley Ashley Cuvee Blanc is a very rich and well-tempered wine that is packed with rich flavors and wonderfully bright aromas. On the palate, the wine is fresh and crisp. With a little bit of the blend having spent time in French oak, the wine also has a soft elegance.
This is a great, silky, food-friendly wine for fans of more complex Chardonnay or crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Pair with a lovely persimmon salad, steamed muscles, baked root vegetables (beets, parsnips, yams), or a roasted beet salad with goat cheese.
Pale, light golden color with perfect clarity and glistening edges. After spinning the wine, tall, skinny legs ease their way down the glass wall. After a moment, a second round of legs appear - and then take even longer to move down the glass.
Fresh, bright aromas of peach, apricot, honeysuckle at first. These are balanced against integrated green fig, fresh citrus and subtle white pepper.
Fresh, rich and mature, with flavors of melon, lemon, Fuyu persimmon combine with a flinty minerality and a bright bright acidity.
Long and ultra-smooth, with fresh fruits that gradually yield to a mineral and white pepper bite that lingers on for a very long time.