Full Review

Hagafen

Hagafen
2014 Don Ernesto’s Collage, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Other US White

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: .3%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24

Hagafen
2014 Don Ernesto’s Collage, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Other US White

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: .3%
Bright medium golden yellow color. Lively, attractive, creamy fruity aromas and flavors of peaches in cream, coconut creme brulee, and white chocolate toffee with a soft, lively, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, elegant, buoyant spiced papaya and mango, yellow apple, lime, and nutskin finish with firm tannins and no oak. A creamy, fruity and spicy white blend with interesting twists and turns in a balanced frame.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, fruity & non-oaky
Aroma Aroma: peaches in cream, coconut creme brulee, and white chocolate toffee
Taste Flavor: spiced papaya and mango, yellow apple, lime, and nutskin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Salmon Burger, Chicken Piccata, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A creamy, fruity and spicy white blend with interesting twists and turns in a balanced frame.

The Producer

Hagafen Cellars

The Producer
4160 Silverado Trl
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-252-0781

Their Portfolio

86 Don Ernesto 2015 "Beret", Rose, Napa Valley 12% (USA) $24.00.
93 Hagafen 2014 "Don Ernesto Collage", Lodi 14.4% (USA) $24.00.
91 Hagafen 2012 Brut Rosé, Napa Valley 12% (USA) $48.00.
93 Hagafen 2014 Don Ernesto’s Collage, Lodi 14.4% (USA) $24.00.
90 Hagafen 2015 Estate Bottled, Riesling, Napa Valley 11% (USA) $24.00.
91 Hagafen 2015 Clearwater, Riesling, Lake County 11% (USA) $21.00.
93 Hagafen 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 13% (USA) $27.00.
93 Hagafen 2014 Estate Bottled, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $48.00.
92 Hagafen 2015 Estate Bottled, Merlot, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $42.00.
86 Hagafen 2016 Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $30.00.
92 Hagafen 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa County-Sonoma County 12.5% (USA) $27.00.
94 Hagafen 2017 Wieruszowski Vineyard Estate Bottled Sweet, Riesling, Coombsville, Napa Valley 11% (USA) $24.00.
83 Hagafen 2015 Methode Champenoise Brut Rosé, Napa Valley 12.5% (USA) $48.00.
88 Hagafen 2016 Estate Bottled Wieruszowski Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $54.00.
91 Hagafen 2016 Estate Bottled, Merlot, Coombsville, Napa Valley 14.9% (USA) $42.00.
92 Hagafen 2015 Brut Cuvée Sparkling Wine, Napa Valley 12.8% (USA) $48.00.
92 Prix 2012 Mélange Red Table Wine, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $75.00.
89 Prix 2014 Estate Bottled, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 13% (USA) $40.00.
89 Prix 2015 Reserve, Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
88 Prix 2016 Reserve, Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
85 Prix 2016 Estate Bottled Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 12% (USA) $40.00.
93 Prix 2014 Reserve Estate Bottled, Syrah, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $65.00.
88 Prix 2015 Estate Bottled Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.3% (USA) $80.00.

Other US White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
While white varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling are very important throughout wine regions in the US, there are numerous others planted in various zones. In California, Italian varieties such as Pinot Grigio and Arneis can be found, while producers in Santa Barbara and Paso Robles work with white Rhone varieties such as Marsanne and Viognier.

New York State works with hybrid grapes, both French and American. Among these are Cayuga, Seyval Blanc and Vignoles. This last grape is also grown in various Midwest states such as Missouri, Indiana and Illinois.