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Sauvignon Blanc

Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Wine Details
Price: $55.00 per bottle

Description: Only in rare years does the combination of cluster structure, timing and weather result in a favorable outcome for botrytis in its best and purest form. 2005 for us was one of those years. Aromas of tangy honey and pink grapefruit meld into brilliant flavors of rich creamy honey, vanilla and spice. The balanced acidity makes it tangy and clean- impossible to resist another sip.

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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