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1999 Chateau Potelle Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Chateau Potelle
Brand/Type: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 1999
Country: USA
Region: Napa Valley
Alcohol content: 13.8%
Closure: Synthetic
Appearance: Light green/gold
Aroma/Bouquet: Bourbon

Wine & Spirits magazine named this one of 1999’s best wines in a Sauvignon Blanc. We don’t know what sample they received but we found this to be a horrible wine! At nearly 14% alcohol it’s damn hard to avoid an obvious alcohol scent and flavor. If it wasn’t for the ridiculous amount of oak you would taste only the alcohol. This smells like Bourbon and unfortunately it tastes like watered down Bourbon. There is no fruit present at all. Just alcohol, oak, lots of oak, and Bourbon. This wine was so bad that the bottle was not finished.

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