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Sauvignon Blanc, Purisima Mountain Vineyard

Sauvignon Blanc, Purisima Mountain Vineyard Wine Details

Description: This is a single-vineyard designated wine made from the beautiful fruit of the Purisima Vineyard. The vineyard lies in the rolling hills of the Ballard Canyon area, west of the town of Los Olivos. 100% Sauvignon Blanc, the wine has exuberant mineral notes and a lovely persistence in the finish.

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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