Brander Cuvee Nicolas Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from Central Coast, California

$25.00 $21.99
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Item No. 117885
  • white wine
  • boutique wine
  • W&S90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

This wine is named after owner and winemaker Fred's son Nicolas and is 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the Brander Vineyard Estate. It is a classic example of a white Bordeaux wine; aged sur-lie in 50% new French oak barrels to add richness in flavor and a silky texture, while still showcasing opulent fruit and firm-balanced acidity on the finish.

A perfect pairing with Santa Barbara's richer seafood like lobster with lemon butter or grilled salmon.

Critical Acclaim

"This presents the prickly pear side of sauvignon, bringing the green flavors of a succulent plant to mind. The texture is supple, the alcohol driving the intensity of the flavor and the toastiness of the lees with a pleasantly pale burn. Chill it for veal sausage or a country pate."
90 Points

Learn About Brander

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...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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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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