Andretti Sauvignon Blanc 1998

Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 5082
  • white wine
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Winemaker's Notes

This delightful wine combines the complexity of fresh fruit with a light, crisp feel to create a wine that can be enjoyed by itself, but is also wonderful with food. It has floral, tropical overtones, leaning more towards pineapple than overt herbaceous qualities. While the majority of the wine is fermented in stainless steel to preserve the crisp character, a portion is aged in oak barrels to add a measure of complexity that sets it apart from other Sauvignon Blancs. Food Pairings: One of the most versatile wines with food, it pairs nicely with mild cheeses, light appetizers, pastas and salads, as well as such diverse foods as shellfish, light seafood dishes, Asian-inspired recipes, pork, veal and even ham.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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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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