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2018 Ashes & Diamonds No 4 Blanc

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March 26, 2023 - $33



92Wine Enthusiast

A crisp, focused and barrel-fermented co-mingling of the two white grapes, made by Steve Matthiasson, this wine offers a taste of wet stone, kiwi and apple skin. It shows lively acidity throughout and a sleek tension on the palate, complex and intriguing.

91Wine Spectator

Distinctive, striking an appealing balance between crisp lemon curd and tangy white grapefruit flavors, with rich notes of lanolin, spices and dried herbs. This is complex and harmonious on the finish.

90James Suckling

Cooked apple, waxed lemon and tropical fruit on the nose, as well as beans and cashews. Medium-to full-bodied with a waxy, nutty palate.


United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,