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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc Wine Details
Price: $13.00 per bottle

Description: The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks at a cool temperature and then aged on its fine lees for a few months to add complexity and richness.We blended in one percent Semillon to soften the mid-palate. We made our 2002 Sauvignon Blanc in a dry style, with no oak aging, to preserve its freshness and the full expression of the varietal characteristics.The nose shows bright citrus aromas of lemon and grapefruit, with mineral notes. On the palate, the wine is very crisp with a subtle mineral taste and a dry finish.

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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