Rodney Strong Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc 2003

Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 77879
  • white wine
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Winemaker's Notes

The Sonoma County harvest of 2000 was considered one of the heaviest in recent history. The Sauvignon Blanc yield, however, was an exception to the rule. Spring rains during bloom hit Sauvignon Blanc vines, lowering its yield. Once again, less fruit meant more intensity to fewer berries. This years Sauvignon Blanc is packed with fresh fruit character. The bouquet is predominately tropical with banana and orange blossom and slight touches of peach and nutmeg. Aromas are broad and effusive. A full and round mouth-feel in the wine along with a slightly creamy finish surround flavors of apricot, grapefruit and almond. Partial barrel fermentation knits the fresh, clean quality of this wine into a beautifully balanced composition.

I would serve a dish that matches the wines elegance, as well as its freshness, such as Filet of Salmon with Dijon Mustard Sauce and Grapes. -Richard B. Sayre, Winemaker

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Founded by wine industry pioneer, Rod Strong, in 1959, Rodney Strong Vineyards is now owned by the Kleins, a farming-based family that prides itself on land stewardship and a relentless push for superior wine quality from Sonoma County. After purchasing the company in 1989, Tom Klein began the endeavor that today brings together excellent vineyards, the industry's finest...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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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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