Beringer Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2001

Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 59426
  • white wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS89

Winemaker's Notes

The evolution of our Sauvignon Blanc over the last decade demonstrates how important it is to adapt both viticulture and winemaking to the individual varietal. We used to grow Sauvignon Blanc in the same cool areas where we grow Chardonnay, but the resulting wine was too grassy for my taste. We shifted our vineyards further north into warmer microclimates of the Napa Valley and adjusted the trellising in a way that allowed aromas and flavors of stone fruit --- especially apricots --- citrus, quince and even lemongrass to come through clearly. Then, I showcased this fruit and layered the flavors by using two different fermentation techniques. Oak aging added a note of spicy clove and vanilla, and Im very pleased with the results.

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No winery or vineyard more thoroughly embodies the timeless appeal and seductive flavor of Napa Valley than Beringer Vineyards, Napa's benchmark producer since the establishment of the vineyard in 1876. Now in its third century of crafting classic wines from Napa's finest appellations and vineyards, Beringer today is guided by the inspired partnership of celebrated Winemaster...

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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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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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