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Starmont Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Starmont Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: Spring 2004 started very early with mild weather in March. The growing season was of average length but the early start lead to an early harvest. The relatively small crop of Sauvignon Blanc was fully ripe and concentrated in flavor with proper levels of acidity essential to the wine's structure and balance. The Semillon adds some richness to the potentially austere Sauvignon structure.

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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