Tasting Date: 11/2/2011
Varietal: 75 Wine Company Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Country: Napa Valley, CA
Tasting Date Price: $12.99
Alcohol Content: 14.2%
Vineyard Website: click here
Visual Aspect: Light straw
Nose: aromatics of lemongrass and honeysuckle, while the Clone 1 was already showcasing flavors of cut grass, white peach and granite.
Palate: perfect blend of old-world complexity and crisp North Coast fruit. Bright flavors of apple skin and pear balance undertones of cherimoya, fig and melon.
Food Pairing: Cold Shrimp, stuffed mushrooms, cheese and crackers and fried hors oeuvres
Our 2010 Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of 80% Clone 1 Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Musqué Clone Sauvignon Blanc, all from Lake County Vineyards. Walking the vineyards and sampling fruit prior to the 2010 harvest we were amazed at both the intensity and complexity of the flavors we encountered. Often, one quality will eclipse the other, but in 2010, things developed ideally. We harvested prior to the October heat spikes that sent flavors and alcohols out of balance for so many others in 2010. The result is an elegant classic Graves-style Sauvignon Blanc. A slow and cold stainless steel fermentation maintained the aromas and flavors, ensuring we would preserve the wine’s qualities from vineyard to bottle.