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Sauvignon Blanc 1999

Sauvignon Blanc 1999 Wine Details
Price: $12.00 per bottle

Description: The grapes used for our 1999 Sauvignon Blanc were purchased from Oak Grove Vineyards, in Salem. They were picked at optimal condition on November 2. Brix was 21.9, pH 3.4, and TA.945. It was fermented and aged in French oak barrels (60 and 132 gallons), for ten months. The wine has nice citrus flavors dominated by grapefruit and passion fruit, with a nice cocoa bean finish. This wine will complement seafood, poultry and creamy pasta dishes, as well as being the perfect match for salmon and asparagus. Six hundred cases were produced.

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.
Recent crossing of Riesling and Sylvaner grape with the Muller-Thurgau. Widely grown in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region of Germany and used for blending purposes in the white wines of the region.


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