Atalon Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California

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Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

A pretty and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc that calls for warm summer days and oysters or ceviche! Brilliant pale-straw color. Aromatics of lemon, goose berry and lychee nut are held together by a backbone of minerality. Crisp, clean, bright flavors of citrus, grass, goose berry and mineral. It is a lively wine that will keep you coming back for more.

Critical Acclaim

"Dry and crisp with acidity, this Sauvignon Blanc, with 3% Semillon, was fermented in stainless steel but partially aged in neutral oak barrels. The palate shows complex flavors of citrus fruits, Asian pears, lychee, cashews, vanilla, minerals and white pepper, with a touch of honey. The grapes come from all around the valley, including the cooler Oak Knoll district as well as warmer St. Helena. A brilliant example of blending and easy to find, with 10,000 cases produced.

Editors' Choice "
92 Points

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David Demers - Shelburne, VT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/4/2014)
Style: Light & Crisp
This wine tries to push through, but just can't. There is complexity there: a citrus, spice, straw, pepper blend with a tart, round finish, but it's nascent and thin.
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