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Lincourt Sauvignon Blanc

Lincourt Sauvignon Blanc Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: The 2004 Lincourt Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from two distinct Santa Ynez Valley properties. The majority (70) of the blend comes from Lincourt’s estate vineyard, Alamo Pintado with the balance sourced from the La Pressa Vineyard. Vinified seperate from one another, the grapes from both properties were whole-cluster pressed, barrel fermented and aged in old French oak casks. Golden straw-like in color, the bouquet displays notes of green apple, white peach, mango, vanilla bean and macadamia nut. On the palate crisp, clean acidity is combined with a round and smooth, creamy texture.

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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