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Sauvignon Blanc, Alamo Pintado Vineyard

Sauvignon Blanc, Alamo Pintado Vineyard Wine Details

Description: The old vines in the 26-year old Alamo Pintado Vineyard produce fruit of character and concentrated flavors. This is not an ordinary Sauvignon Blanc with grassy flavors - this is a creamy, rich wine with tropical overtones and packed with an irresistible palate of peach, pear and citrus. This beautiful example of Sauvignon Blanc was barrel fermented and left on the lees until spring, allowing the wine to develop rich yeasty flavors on the finish. Enjoy by itself, or pair with fresh fish, shellfish, chicken or rich pastas.

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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