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Vintage White

Vintage White Wine Details
Price: $5.00 per bottle

Description: Our Vintage White typically blends two of the world’s finest white grape varieties –Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc - from two of California’s leading wine regions – Mendocino and Lake County. The result of this marriage of grape varieties and wine regions is a delicious white table wine that beautifully accompanies a wide range of dishes. It offers a pleasingly complex aroma of ripe citrus, melon and apple fruit with a hint of the herbal spice tone characteristic of the Sauvignon Blanc grape. On the palate, the wine is round and viscous, with rich, slightly creamy, melon and apple flavors which segue into a long finish revealing the spicy flavors of the Sauvignon Blanc. This flavorful white wine is a versatile match with many vegetarian, seafood and poultry dishes, including fettucine alfredo, crab cakes, broiled swordfish and roast chicken.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.
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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