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Sauvignon, Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: If there are two adjectives to describe this wine, they are “crisp” and “fresh”. The wine is a light blonde color with an inviting brilliance – a ray of sunshine in a glass. You can tell by looking at the wine that it will be racy and steely, and the nose is a further indication of that perception. There is a flinty minerality on the nose, with a hint of grapefruit and guava. Tasting the wine confirms the first impression – this is a bone-dry wine of medium weight and nicely balanced with a lively acidity. On the nose there is a strong hint of green tea jasmine and green coffee bean aromas. Intriguing flavors of tea tannin and herbal notes are present on 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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