Raphael Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Sauvignon Blanc from New York, Other US

Item No. 95205
  • white wine

Winemaker's Notes

The 2007 vintage was one of the finest ever experienced on the North Fork. Hot sunny days and with clear blue skies seemed to be the norm for most days. Low levels of rainfall and humidity throughout the season made for almost perfect growing conditions. The high levels of solar radiation along with cooler weather in the late summer and fall allowed great retention of aromatics in the fruit. Sandy gravel soil predominates the area of our Sauvignon Blanc planting, allowing this variety to achieve complete ripeness and achieve its unique local style.

Our Sauvignon Blanc exhibits the refreshing and aromatic white wine style of the North Fork. Fermented completely in stainless steel at 45 degrees F. to retain the bright, fruity aromatics. Crisp and lemony, the bright grapefruit, gooseberry and kiwi fruit flavors are framed by austere mineral notes and lively acidity, making our Sauvignon Blanc the perfect wine to compliment local seafood. The North Fork of Long Island is one of the few wine producing areas that can successfully grow and ripen this variety on the east coast.

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Learn About Raphael

Established in 1996, Raphael is Long Island"s premier vineyard and winery estate. Located on the North Fork of Long Island, in the hamlet of Peconic, the winery is dedicated primarily to the production of Merlot. The wines reflect both the Long Island terroir (soil and microclimate) and the spirit of a great Bordeaux chateau, with its attention to detail and devotion to quality in...

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Learn About New York

The Big Grape Beyond the bustling, concrete jungle we call New York City, there lies an entire state that is primarily agricultural and rural. Viticulture has long been a practice in New York, with the production of high quality wine steadily growing over the past few decades. The New York State wine industry is diverse, with plantings that range from native American species to...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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