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Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino County

Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino County Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: The cooler growing climate of Mendocino County allows for a slower maturation of the fruit, thus adding structure and complexity. With its crisp, clean flavors, this refreshing wine is a perfect summer sipper that would pair well with fresh seafood and shellfish.

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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