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Gamble Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Gamble Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Wine Details
Price: $27.99 per bottle

Description: Winemaker David DeSante states the 2003 white vintage was "the best I've ever worked with." Ripening was steady and complete, with cluster thinning and canopy management playing an assisting role. The overall yield was 4.5 tons per acre. 975 cases produced. The Musque and Preston clones were harvested at different points to highlight their distinctive traits. The juice was fermented 100% in barrel (15% new) relying entirely on native yeast to perform a gradual fermentation with the most eloquence and personality intact.

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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