Sean Thackrey, "Pleiades", White

Sean Thackrey, "Pleiades", White - 2018

Item # 46537 750mL
$22.96/ Single Bottle
$275.52 $247.97/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A Californian twist on the great white varieties of the Northern Rhône, this dry and aromatic white is a blend of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, and Grenache Blanc. round and textural. Stone fruits and minerality are highlighted in this fresh and delicious white. Pair with swordfish braised in white wine, olives, and capers.


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