2014 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc — $30
Vineyard Location: Russian River Valley
Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Cooperage: 100% Stainless Steel
Total Acidity: 7.2 g/l
Cases Produced: 70
Aroma: Grapefruit, pear & orange blossom
Palate: Lemon tropical fruit
Finish: Citrus with a touch of honey & cardamom
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.
1 - 2 cases: 10% off,
3+ cases: 15% off
(does not apply to Library & Reserve wines).
Mixed cases allowed. Wine club members are given an additional 5% off on all purchases.