United States → California → Santa Barbara County → Santa Ynez Valley
esbrown reviewed Brander Sauvignon Blanc Santa Ynez Valley Cuvée Nicolas 2006 on December 30, 2007
The 2006 Sauvignon Blanc Santa Ynez Cuvée Nicolas is made in the traditional Bordeaux style, with 25% Semillon added to the mix before the wine was aged sur-lie in French oak. Soft and supple, more of the tropical notes of Sauvignon Blanc were found in this wine than the others, with juicy nectarine, guava and blood orange notes mingling with a touch of Semillon-inspired clover honey. The finish was long and lively.