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SAUVIGNON BLANC RESERVE - Santa Ynez Valley Wine Details

Description: Crafted from superior vineyard blocks at our winery estate and select neighboring vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley, our 2003 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve begins with vivid aromas of peach, vanilla and lemon zest. Rich flavors of pear and passion fruit are integrated into a smooth, seamless texture with appealing accents of minerals and fresh herbs. The lemon zest impression returns on the finish, accompanied by brisk, quenching acidity. Our 2003 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve ultimately captures the excellence of the Santa Ynez Valley as a world-class appellation for the varietal.

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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