2011 Kelly & Young Sauvignon Blanc

This wine is fermented in stainless steel, then aged in neutral French oak for four months. The nose offers a grassy aromas under fresh fruits, grapefruits with sweeter tropical notes. The palate is softer and more tropical than the nose, with tangelos and hints of mango, along with Ruby Red grapefruit. A touch of residual sugar offers the tiniest hint of sweetness. Use that to tame a lightly curried white fish. Highly Recommended (90-92). DH

WHO: Kelly & Young

WHAT: Sauvignon Blanc

WHERE: Alexander Valley, California

WHEN: 2011

HOW MUCH: $24

2011 Kelly & Young Kathleen Rose

This wine was fermented in stainless steel, then aged for four months in neutral French oak. The color is a very light but brilliant pink, very pretty. The nose smells of sweet, almost candied, strawberries. The palate opens with sweet strawberries and cherries, then moves to tart visions of the same on the mid-palate. A tiny hint of residual sugar will help tame the spice of spicy sausage in a mixed grill. Recommended (88-90). DH

WHO: Kelly & Young

WHAT: Rosé blend (Merlot, Malbec, Petite Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc)

WHERE: Alexander Valley, California

WHEN: 2011

HOW MUCH: $24

 

 

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About The Author

David Honig
Publisher

David Honig, the Publisher, looked at what was happening in the world of wine journalism and realized there were a lot of great writers out there at the same time paying publications, from newspapers to websites, were dropping like flies. So he created Palate Press to find the best writers and create a new forum for them to sell their best work. He is a self-educated oenophile, and defers to the tremendous experience and wisdom of the amazing staff at PALATE PRESS: The Online Wine Magazine.