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Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc Wine Details

Description: The 2002 Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc was released August 2003. It is a blend of 76% Sauvignon Blanc from Andrew’s McKinley Springs Vineyard and 24% Semillon from Yakima River vineyard. Fifty percent of the Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in 100% new French oak, 50% in stainless steel. The alcohol by volume is 13.9%, pH is 3.2, and titratable acidity is 0. 75g/ml. It was bottled May 3, 2003.

Varietal Definition
Sauvignon Blanc:
Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California — at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety — and often assumes the moniker ‘Fume Blanc’. This popular synonym, credited to Napa’s Robert Mondavi, derives from the grape’s historic home of Pouilly in France’s Upper Loire Valley, where Sauvignon Blanc is the dominant varietal and goes locally by the name of ‘Blanc Fumé’. When treated with respect and afforded suitable growing conditions, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the wine world’s darlings. Steely, racy acidity, green, gooseberry fruit, asparagus and a grassy, herbaceous character characterize dry wines made from this grape.


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