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"This good value may be a little harder to find, but if you run across it, you will be rewarded with a somewhat more complex wine whose grassy, dried hay and grapefruit aromas are classically Sauvignon Blanc in content. Firm and even a bit brisk on the palate, this is the kind of wine I drink with shellfish like oysters or steamed clams." --Charles Olken, Los Angeles Times

 

"Mixing the grassy, dried hay and grape-fruity notes of Sauvignon Blanc with a slight minerally tinge, the nose of this medium-full bodied wine presages a balanced array of green and fruity elements in the mouth. firming up at the finish but not giving in to its bracing acids, this wine is a friendly version of the brisk Sauvignon Blanc style. GOOD VALUE."--Connoisseurs Guide

 

This is a wonderfully balanced wine with melon, toast, vanilla and just enough varietal grass to let you know you are drinking Sauvignon Blanc." --California Wine Merchant

 

89 "A classic Sauvignon Blanc with crisp, bright fruit, just touched by toasty oak barrel fermentation and a layering of melon and figs from 15% Semillon in the blend. Best Buy." --Wine Enthusiast

 

"This is a refreshing wine with grapefruit and lightly grassy melon fruit that has been one of our favorites for years." --California Wine Merchants

 

"Wine of the Week - A superb cool-climate wine, with herbs and melon notes, lemon and lime traces, and a load of green apple fruit. Wonderful to drink now. May age, too." --Dan Berger

 

"Wine of the Week - - We tried to find a flaw in this wine but decided to give up and just have another glass. Complex, medium-bodied, fresh herbs, melon, nectarine and vanilla aromas with mineral, pear and spicy flavors." --Winetoday.com

 

"Medium-light yellow; attractive, clean, floral, herbal, grassy aroma with hints of fig and tropical fruit; medium-full body; assertive, herbal grassy, citrusy, mineral-like flavors; well balanced and structured; lingering aftertaste. Above-average quality. Highly recommended." --California Grapevine

 

1998 Sauvignon Blanc

85% Sauvignon Blanc

15% Semillon

0.67 T.A., 3.45 pH

13.5% alcohol

Bottled April 13, 1999

Released June 30, 1999

1500 cases produced

$12.00

 

Awards

Gold, California State Fair

Silver, National Orange Show

Silver, San Diego National Wine Competition

Silver, Riverside International Wine Competition

Bronze, Mendocino County Fair