GRAPE: Fiano/Arneis APP: Sierra Nevada Foothills COUNTRY: USA PRICE: $25+
Well, the night hasn’t even begun and it’s just gone downhill fast. My bottle of La Clarine Farm 2014 FNA ran dry (56% Fiano/44% Arneis) To be honest there was only a half glass left, but what’s most unfortunate is that half glass was the best of the bottle. This bottle had been open for three days and something special was happening. I don’t get the craze of trying to preserve wine. Let it do what it’s going to do. Let it evolve. What are you afraid of? Caroline and Hank make beautiful liquid earth. Each wine is distinct and there is an invisible connecting thread making La Clarine wines uniquely identifiable. “It’s the yeast!”, according to both Caroline and Hank, natural of course. Personally, I can’t get enough.
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