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"Emma's Vineyard" Sauvignon Blanc

"Emma's Vineyard" Sauvignon Blanc Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2004 "Emma's Vineyard" Sauvignon Blanc casts a pale straw hue in the glass. Its aromas are a mix of honeydew melon, grapefruit, and pineapple. On the palate there is a bracing freshness and structure that could never have been achieved had the wine been barrel fermented, aged in oak or allowed to go through malolactic fermentation. The flavors are delicate and complex, driven by notes of pineapple, melon, pink grapefruit and kiwi that linger long after the sip is finished. Pair this wine with Oysters, arugula salad with honey-laced and grilled figs.

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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