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Sauvignon Blanc, Juliana Vineyards

Sauvignon Blanc, Juliana Vineyards Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: The 2005 harvest was nearly three weeks later than in 2004, with a crop size a little bigger than normal. This bottling from Juliana Vineyards in the Pope Valley region of the Napa Valley has more Semillon than in recent years, to temper the high acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc lots that are the core of the wine. We also used a little more new French oak barrels than in past years to add more toasty, spicy notes to the wine. Enjoy now through 2008.

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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