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Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: For Sauvignon Blanc, Napa is magic. The flavors we have experienced in this wine challenge our ability to define and describe it. But here goes… The first tier is a nose of compressed flavors of citrus blossom, and finely cut herbs. Then the middle tier is a honeyed platform of star anise and mandarin orange with a finish of grapefruit and stone fruit, like a white peach. -Michael Ouellette

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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