St. Supery Dollarhide Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California

Price: $38.99
Item No. 116768
  • W&S93
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

This wine presents with brilliant hues of pale yellow pierced by youthful streaks of green. Opulent aromas of grapefruit, lemon rind and subtle caper are enveloped by a seductive background of toasted vanillin oak, evident of the barrel fermentation component. Crisp flavors of grapefruit follow with key lime, a hint of orange marmalade and a roasted French oak background. This is a terrific Sauvignon Blanc with tremendous intensity of flavor, yet an elegant appeal.

Critical Acclaim

"I had recently visited this former cattle ranch east of Howell Mountain, a property once owned by Andrew Jackson Dollarhide; had walked through parcel 5, the sauvignon vines planted in deep, loamy soils in 1985 that provide the fruit for this wine; and drank it with lunch under a centuries old live oak by a pond in this little valley within Napa Valley. So when I tasted it again, was I simply responding to pattern recognition in the flavor of the wine? If so, I would argue that should strengthen the score: That among ten other Napa Valley sauvignons, the distinctive pungency and flavor depth, the earthy passion fruit and lime tasted like Dollarhide. The fruit is pure and ripe, fattened by a small portion barrel fermented in new French oak (17 percent). It tastes clean, crisp and clear, while it's rich enough for grilled quail."
93 Points

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Rating:
(10/8/2012)
Style: Light & Crisp
Pair with: Chicken > Herbs, Poultry
Light and crisp with evidence of the oak aging and just a bit on the smooth and creamy side, unfortunately for me the grapefruit and lemon taste was a little too overpowering.
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St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery is a family-owned, sustainably-farmed, estate winery in Napa Valley, California, with more than 515 acres of certified Napa Green and California Sustainable Winemaking vineyards. All of the grapes for St. Supery Esates' wine portfolio, including the highly-regarded Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc and Dollarhide and Rutherford vineyard...

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