Yorkville Cellars 2007 Eleanor of Aquitaine / Mendocino County
The climate is influenced by marine air well over half the time. Heat summation data collected within the area reflects an average of 3,060 degrees, compared to approximately 2,500 in Boonville and Philo to the northwest and 3,650 in Cloverdale. Average annual rainfall within the area is 50.6 inches compared to Anderson Valley, which receives an average of 40.7 inches.
A blend of the best barrels of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, it’s named after the 12th century Queen of England. The nose is layered with lime, grapefruit, pineapple, and toasted coconut. Similar flavors predominate on the palate of this rich, provocative wine. Open a bottle with your favorite shellfish and enjoy.
FBWorld Panel Score: 91