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Ornellaia Ornellaia Bianco 2019 (96 JD)

“The 2019 Ornellaia Bianco (81% Sauvignon and 19% Viognier) is a more racy, steely wine that doesn’t have the generosity of the 2018, yet it stays tight, compact, and vibrant, with lemon zest, chalky mineral, honeysuckle, and hints of grapefruit. Medium-bodied on the palate, it’s another concentrated, beautifully balanced white from this team that has great acidity, a balanced, classy mouthfeel, and one heck of a great finish. While the 2018 shows its Viognier component, it’s almost impossible to see here, even though it’s a larger component. Give bottles a year or so and it should keep for over a decade. ” – J.D 6/22

 

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