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Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley

Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: The crisp fruit flavors and aromas of this Sauvignon Blanc are a result of careful winemaking. Part of the blend was fermented and aged five months in French oak (10% new); the remaining portion was fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. Barrel fermentation delivers a round texture to the wine, and tank fermentation emphasizes its fruit and mineral qualities. Subtly complex, Handley's Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc offers rich aromas of melon and mango, accented with grapefruit, lime, and a hint of jasmine. Clean flavors of gooseberry and citrus on the palate make it a food-pairing champion.

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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