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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Extremely expressive from start to finish, this wine explodes with layers of pineapple, citrus, green melons and grapefruit, with hints of grassy floral notes and figs. Barrel fermented in neutral oak barrels and aged 6 months sur lies, it is perfectly balanced to a clean crisp finish. This limited release of 202 cases will be available late summer 2005.

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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