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Sauvignon Blanc, Alamo Pintado Vineyard

Sauvignon Blanc, Alamo Pintado Vineyard Wine Details

Description: Straying from stereotypically grassy qualities, this wine is rich in tropical aromas and packed with an irresistible palate of sweet pineapple, Crenshaw melon and undertones of fig. This wonderful expression of Sauvignon Blanc was barrel fermented and left on the lees until spring, allowing the wine to develop a light creamy structure along with rich yeasty flavors on the finish. The grapes were harvested exclusively from the Alamo Pintado estate vineyard. Delightful on its own or pair with fresh fish, shellfish, chicken, pasta with cream sauce and assorted salads

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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