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E II Napa Valley White Wine

E II Napa Valley White Wine Wine Details

Description: Our first vintage of Sauvignon Blanc, the 2005 E II Napa Valley White Wine, was a delicious and refreshing adjunct to our two other red wines, so we excitedly signed up for additional tonnage and a long-term contract with the vineyard owners and Sauvignon Blanc winemaker, David DeSante.

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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