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Alderbrook Sauvignon Blanc 1997

Alderbrook Sauvignon Blanc 1997

Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 1824
  • WS87
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Winemaker's Notes

Sauvignon Blanc grapes from the Alderbrook vineyards surrounding the winery, and Semillon from the well-known vineyards of Richard Rued were blended to create this unusually rich, intense, and full bodied Sauvignon Blanc. The 1998 growing season was unusual. A warm spring with early bud break followed by a very warm summer brought a big crop to near maturity by the end of August. Then, cool weather set in allowing additional flavor development while retaining high acidity. Bright kiwi, melon, and herb with notes of citrus blend beautifully and with great elegance. Rich flavors of fig and vanilla lead into a refreshing and lengthy finish of grapefruit and flint.

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Situated on the outskirts of the city of Healdsburg in California's Sonoma County, the Alderbrook estate is located at the southernmost tip of the Dry Creek Valley, within a stone's throw of the Russian River. On a road map this might not seem significant, but in the world of fine wine, this location is considered one of the best in the region. While technically located in the Dry...

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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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