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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Brander Mesa Verde Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Brander Mesa Verde Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 122122)

PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc from Down Under, this vintage is herbaceous and shows aromas of grass and grapefruit with hints of juicy fruit gum!
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About The Brander Vineyard:

The planting of the Brander Vineyard to mainly Bordeaux varietals began in 1975. In 1977, the first harvest of Sauvignon Blanc grapes were taken to a neighboring winery where Fred Brander produced a wine so distinctive it captured Santa Barbara County's first gold medal for a wine at a major wine competition (1978 Los Angeles County Fair).Since its inception, the Brander vineyard has been highly acclaimed as a top Sauvignon Blanc producer, and for many years the only Brander wine was an estate-bottled Sauvignon Blanc. Today, the winery produces an average of 8,000 cases of wine from its 43 acres of vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley. The focus on production is Sauvignon Blanc, with one main bottling and three distinctively different reserve bottlings of that variety. A small quantity of red wines is also produced with Merlot and our Bordeaux-blend called Bouchet being the most popular.