Brander Mesa Verde Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from Central Coast, California

Price: $22.00 $17.99
Save $4.01 (18%)
Item No. 115537
  • WE92
  • W&S91
Style: Light & Crisp

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

The fifth year of this single vineyard-designated Sauvignon Blanc from the Santa Ynez Valley!Reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc from Down Under, this vintage is herbaceous and shows aromas of grass and grapefruit with hints of juicy fruit gum! The Mesa Verde vineyard is at a lower elevation, near the Santa Ynez river.

Critical Acclaim

"This is the best of Brander’s 2010 Sauvignon Blancs, and the price is very good. It’s rich and stylish, especially considering it never saw any oak. Brisk in acids and minerals, it offers flavors of citrus fruits, peaches and white pepper.
Editors' Choice"
92 Points

"A clean, fresh contrast of pineapple and kelp, this has a green edge to the fruit and mouthwatering flavors othat last. It will match Cantonese jellyfish or any grilled fish."
91 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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