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Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Barbara County

Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Barbara County Wine Details

Description: A blend of fruit from select Santa Barbara County vineyards brings exceptional balance and lushness to this wine. The fruit predominantly comes from the Alamo Pintado estate vineyard and is supplemented by fruit from vineyards in the Eastern Santa Ynez Valley. As with all Foley Sauvignon Blanc releases, the wine underwent sur lies barrel aging and full malolactic fermentation to produce a more full-bodied Sauvignon Blanc with a creamy structure and rich yeasty flavors on the finish. Rich tropical aromas, melons, pineapples and undertones of fig are present on the nose. Pair with shellfish, fresh fish, chicken, pastas with heavier cream sauces and 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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