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SAUVIGNON BLANC (2002) Wine Details
Price: $11.25 per bottle

Description: White Wine, Dry. The Sauvignon Blanc grape is so versatile for winemaking. Without oak, it's crisp and full of citrus characteristics. With oak, it's soft and creamy as in the Fumé Blanc. This wine is full of orange and grapefruit peel, boxwood, and cantalope melon aromas and tastes. Even though a crisp wine, it has soft and supple characteristics with a hint of jasmine. This Bronze Medal winner has 13.6% Alc. by Vol. Bottled 473 cases, April 10, 2003.

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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