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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc Wine Details
Price: $13.00 per bottle

Description: Sanford's Sauvignon Blanc is a winemakers' wine. Exotic and stylistic, this wine has intense aromatics from the Gewurztraminer that Bruno includes in the blend. Like the winemaker, this wine is dramatic with a big following. Our 2002 Sauvignon Blanc reveals intense aromas of fresh herbs and sweet flowers, bolstered by flavors of crisp citrus and lychee fruit. This is our first-ever bottling of Sauvignon Blanc that is 100% estate-grown, from our organically-farmed vineyards in the Santa Rita Hills AVA. It should be excellent with assertive, spicy foods such as Thai cuisine or ceviche.

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.
Parent grape of the popular Gewurztraminer clone. Still grown in France and in California but almost everywhere has been replaced by its much more intense and spicy offspring clone.


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