Railsback Frères Clairette 2020 Santa Ynez Valley

15.5

Full bottle 1,268 g, labelled 'Cuvée spéciale, Clairette Blonde'. From the Nolan Ranch in Santa Ynez’s Alisos Canyon, where they are experimenting with rare plantings. Picked on the early side, fermented using only ambient yeasts and aged in neutral barrels.
Strange paint-like aroma. Good, fresh, crisp only just off-dry white with a bit of grip but I suspect an example from the southern Rhône or Languedoc may have more character and be cheaper. Palate is much better than the nose.

Producer
Railsback Frères
Grape variety
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Region
Country
Colour
White
Alcohol
12.5%
Score
15.5
When to drink
2022
2023
Published on
15 Apr 2022
Date tasted
Reviewer
Stockist
£28.50 Wanderlust Wine