2020 Cuvée Blanc – Napa Valley
Chrysolorina was a collection of essays commemorating the death of Greek scholar Manuel Chrysoloras in 1415, the father of modern translation. Chrysoloras is treasured by Kappa Sigma Fraternity for the teaching and protection of his five disciples: students that considered themselves “sons of the same father” or Brothers. These full-time disciples formed the protective society that would later become the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
This elegant white wine blend is alluring and complex, with a sensuous offering of tropical fruits, white flowers and subtle spice. The nose is like a bouquet of flowers and jumps from the glass with ripe lemon, white peach and orange blossom followed by notes of toast and white pepper. On the tongue, lemon bursts forward with pineapple and other tropical fruit, with undertones of vanilla. The finish is bright and zingy and mellows with vanilla and subtle spices in its length.