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Kenzo Sauvignon Blanc Napa Muku 2018 375ML

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CWA98+

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Price: $65.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

98+ Points | CWA
“This remarkable, slightly-sweet late-harvest Sauvignon Blanc captivates from the first moment with enticing aromas of grapefruit granita. Reminiscent of cotton candy (in a glass!) it showcases a wide array of bright fresh fruits – peach, apricot, pear, lime – before the finish adds creme brulee, cointreau and a hint of candied ginger. We highly recommend this succulent thriller!” - California Wine Advisors

Background
muku – The Japanese word representing purity and innocence.

Muku is absolute euphoria in a bottle. The 2018 muku is produced from carefully selected, one-acre blocks of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. These blocks make their home at 1,400 feet of elevation, in rocky, volcanic soils of the Hambright series. The delicate fruit is nurtured for an extra month on vine. Once harvested, the golden-brown grapes are gently pressed to extract an almost syrup-like juice, which is intensely perfumed and concentrated. In the cellar, the fruit is cold fermented to allow a slow sugar to alcohol conversion, which is designed to preserve the muku’s heavenly bouquet.
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

98+ Points | CWA
“This remarkable, slightly-sweet late-harvest Sauvignon Blanc captivates from the first moment with enticing aromas of grapefruit granita. Reminiscent of cotton candy (in a glass!) it showcases a wide array of bright fresh fruits – peach, apricot, pear, lime – before the finish adds creme brulee, cointreau and a hint of candied ginger. We highly recommend this succulent thriller!” - California Wine Advisors

Background
muku – The Japanese word representing purity and innocence.

Muku is absolute euphoria in a bottle. The 2018 muku is produced from carefully selected, one-acre blocks of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. These blocks make their home at 1,400 feet of elevation, in rocky, volcanic soils of the Hambright series. The delicate fruit is nurtured for an extra month on vine. Once harvested, the golden-brown grapes are gently pressed to extract an almost syrup-like juice, which is intensely perfumed and concentrated. In the cellar, the fruit is cold fermented to allow a slow sugar to alcohol conversion, which is designed to preserve the muku’s heavenly bouquet.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Kenzo

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley