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Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Mountain

Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Mountain Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: The Estate vineyard at Benziger is certified Biodynamic by the Demeter Association - confirming the family's commitment to environmentally responsible farming practices. Free from synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, the vineyard authentically produces fruit representative of the unique soil and climate combinations of the Benziger's Sonoma Mountain vineyard. Yields at the Benziger Estate are naturally low due to the thin soils and steep terraces, with an average harvest of less than two tons per acre.

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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