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Sauvignon Blanc, Carneros Church Vineyard

Sauvignon Blanc, Carneros Church Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $19.00 per bottle

Description: Created in the same style as the 2005 our 2006 John Anthony Church Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of ripe, spicy thyme, marjoram, and white pepper overlaid by fruity melon and nectarine. The palate has a beautifully balanced lively herbal layer over a crisp yet full bodied midpalate with melon and gooseberry flavors and an orange blossom honey 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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