Very Best of Show! A customer asked us on Tuesday whether there were any great wines from Pouilly-Fume. We confessed to him that we had never had a truly great wine from there but many really good ones. Today we can say with confidence we have now had a great wine from this appellation. It is in stock for $30. And now a little history and tasting notes from this historic property. Wines have been produced from the vineyards of this Château since 1396, but the winery owes its current incarnation to the Count and Countess Alain d’Estutt d’Assay, who resurrected it in 1952. Today it is run by their son, Henry d’Assay, and his sisters. Pale gold with a silvery shimmer. An open and intense nose, offering notes of heirloom apple and citrus fruit. A fresh citrussy attack on the palate and seductive minerality. This wine has a wow factor of 10. Pair with pungent goat’s or sheep’s cheeses, or fine seafood such as the Spring Roll recipe from The Slanted Door Cookbook, pg. 9. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #thatwinenerd #intothebottle #somm3 #savorsb

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