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Easton Sauvignon Blanc, Sierra Foothills

Easton Sauvignon Blanc, Sierra Foothills Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: This is the premier release of our new Sauvignon Blanc, made from estate grapes grown at the Monarch Mine Vineyard, overlooking the American River Canyon at 2,300 feet, near the town of Foresthill in Placer County. We planted a four acre vineyard at this site to two different selections of Sauvignon Blanc: clone #1 and the Musque clone. We cold ferment this wine in a stainless steel tank and then age it for nine months in neutral French oak barrels on lees before bottling it in late June of 2004. The wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation and therefore retains its' delicious crispness. The enchanting fruit flavors suggest pineapple and melon and are complimented by a nice creamy mouthfeel. The wine finishes with a brisk minerality. It is the perfect foil for all seafood and absolutely satisfying as an aperitif.

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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