2016 Chrysos XLB

2016 Chrysos XLB

Club Member Price: $54

Region
Paso Robles
Varietal
Viognier/Roussanne

At first, you are drawn to her citrine color, a hue reminiscent of the eyes of the lion-headed goddess depicted on a wall in the Valley of the Kings. As you continue admiring her color, you begin to discover her scent: fruity, rich, and spicy, very cat like of her. But then there is that mouth-watering smell of baked pear in brown butter, glazed with a mixture of kumquat & pineapple juice. The spice is harder to pin down, but you think Green Cardamom perhaps, & even a whiff of earthy, seductive Musk…oh my. After several more swirls of the glass you proceed to taste. At the front of your tongue, the citrus notes, Blood Orange, Meyer Lemon & honey laced with Egyptian vanilla powder demand your attention. Then, spreading across your palate, pineapple, baked atop bread pudding. But wait! Now the finish comes at you in a rush, and it’s clearly pineapple upside down cake, sans the cherries, but with toasted walnuts and a light dusting of finely ground guajillo chile sprinkled atop the cake. The chili is just enough & it lingers, & lingers……Oh, but now you’re done for, she has you, & in a cat’s eye, the seduction is complete. As you continue to sip, you find yourself humming & then singing to yourself, “She is stardust, she is golden and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the Goddess”

notes by mary fox, proprietor

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$75.00
 
SKU: CHR2016-XLB
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Additional Details About 2016 Chrysos XLB

Alcohol %
14.6
Acid
0.85 g/100ml
pH
3.61
Sugar
25.5 brix
Residual Sugar
0.43%
Appellation
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
09/06/2020
Bottling Date
04/27/2020
Food Pairing Notes
"back to your roots" watermelon radish with purple carrot puree, caramelized onion, shoe string potatoes
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Aging Notes

Aging
32 months in neutral oak

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