SC- 3-Pack: Cadre Whites
SC- 3-Pack: Cadre Whites
No individual on Earth possesses a deeper ardor for white wines hailing from the Edna Valley and San Luis Obispo Coast than John Niven. With an enduring connection to the area spanning over a quarter-century, John and his wife Lucy's roots run deep (dating back to his grandfather's pioneering of the Edna Valley in 1973). In the mid-2000s, John played a pivotal role in elevating Albariño and Grüner Veltliner to new heights within California. His conviction in the Edna Valley's status as a treasure trove of white wine varietals is unwavering, deserving recognition as one of the world's preeminent white wine regions. This exceptional AVA rests a mere 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean, basking in its maritime-influenced, profoundly cool climate, while its diverse volcanic and oceanic soils offer a unique canvas for crafting white wines brimming with lively vitality, mineral essence, and distinctive character.
The Cadre wines encapsulate the boundless potential of cool-climate white varietals from the San Luis Obispo Coast. Unfettered by conventions or regulations, they harness their limitless creativity through some of the globe's most renowned grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Grüner Veltliner, and Albariño.
Included In 3-Pack:
"Aromatically this wine bursts with salty citrus with spicy green herbaceous notes and passionfruit thiols. In the background, there are hints of a green apple, cucumber and melon with floral aromas of exotic spice and coriander. There is definitely an attractive earthiness on the nose that successfully pairs up with a promise of bright citrus. Imagine if there were Sauvignon Blanc pop rocks…this wine is right there with its explosive freshness on the palate. Don’t let the energy fool you, there is a ton of texture to this wine that brings out a complex collection of flavors. Salty citrus fruit leads, followed by earthy green herbal notes that are rounded out by melon and peach. All of this is framed by mouthwatering minerality."
"Aromatically, this wine leads with a salty citrus edge with earth tones that have exotic hints of North African spices. From there is a depth of jasmine and beautiful citrus driven tropical fruit, reminiscent of squeezing a lime wedge over the fruit of a half cut Papaya. You can’t hide the ever so present ripe grapefruit component... A base of salty citrus, ginger and white pepper mingle with grapefruit that all lead to a savory zesty finish drenched in minerality. This wine touches both sides of the Grüner spectrum, bright, fresh and vibrant along with texture and a fullness that showcases what makes Edna Valley white wines unique."
"On the nose, this wine bursts with spicy citrus and salty zest. There is a seductive orange blossom and jasmine aspect... On the palate, this wine is full of tang and energy. Our Albariño never lacks acidity. In fact, managing that high acidity presents one of our biggest challenges, yet that is our greatest gift. There is a rich assembly of citrus, white fruits, stone fruit and tropicals that are all corralled with bright acidity from start to finish. A lingering freshness and minerality cements Albariño as the one varietal that is queen of the sea."
Foxcroft Online Price: $65 per 2-pack
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