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Seth’s Pick: Scholium Project “The Prince in His Caves” 2015

The Prince is Abe Schoener’s ode to a crazy reclusive wine-making Prince in Italy who, among other things,  destroyed his vineyards instead of seeing the Antinori Family get their hands on it when his daughter married their son. It is 100% Sauvignon Blanc that is aged on it’s skins for at least 30 days (thus an Orange wine!), with muscular grapefruit and pith, followed by guava, cucumber, passionfruit and other tropical notes. With strong tannins, slight bitterness and high acid on the finish. This is a wine-geek’s wine. Big, rich, and just downright yummy!!

No winery in California is more unconventional, experimental or even radical than Scholium. Half the wines it makes in any given year are exquisite. The other half are shocking and sometimes undrinkable. All of them are fascinating, which is exactly the way Mr. Schoener wants it.” – Eric Asimov, The New York Times

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