Ninety Plus Cellars Sancerre Lot 126 Review

Great typicity with a lemon, mineral, saline, flinty thing going on. This is part of their Reserve Series, but it felt overpriced, even at $33.

Wine review by: Jessyca Frederick

Sancerre Lot 126
Sancerre Lot 126: front of bottle with wine in glass

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About this Wine

Wine: 2023 Sancerre Lot 126
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Sancerre, Loire Valley, France
Retail price: $32.99
I consumed it: April 2024
My source: 90+ Cellars Wine Club

The Back Label

Sancerre Lot 126Back Label

Where to Buy It

Buy it at: Ninety Plus Cellars

Discover More

From this wine club: 90+ Cellars Wine Club

From this winery: Ninety Plus Cellars

Region: France, Europe

Wine color/style: White wine

Grape variety or blend: Sauvignon blanc

Tasting notes: Lemon, Grass, Mineral

Other characteristics: Bright, Food friendly, Small production

Sancerre Lot 126: What I think

Sancerre blanc, white wine from Sancerre AOC in the Loire Valley, is made from Sauvignon Blanc. It is best known for crisp, aromatic white wines (and goat cheese).

This wine was really nice. It was an intense Sauvignon Blanc with great typicity, naturally making it very food-friendly. As much as I liked it, I felt like $33 was too much. I’m not sure which of the many market forces encouraged 90+ Cellars to price this wine this way, and even though I disagree with the price tag, their customers clearly don’t — it’s sold out already.

My tasting notes: the nose was bursting with lemon, minerals, salinity, flintiness, and lemon peel. I tasted tart lemon, grassy notes, and wet rocks. The wine was bright (medium-plus acid) and light-bodied with a very long finish highlighting lemon and more citrus. I did not pick up on stone fruit or floral notes as indicated by their own tasting notes. :/

90+ Cellars is a wine negociant. They source wine in all stages of production — from grapes in the vineyard to finished wines — and bottle them under their own label. Many other companies use the negociant model, which was invented in France, and for value-seeking wine lovers who want more than Barefoot or Apothic, 90+ Cellars is a must-see winery.

Last updated: May 2, 2024

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