Gainey Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Sauvignon Blanc from Central Coast, California

Item No. 98167
  • white wine
  • WE93
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Winemaker's Notes

Our Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc has long drawn the praise of leading wine wroters, including Paul Lukacs, who several years ago featured it in his much-lauded book, The Great Wines of America - The Top Forty Vintners, Vineyards, and Vintages. The 2007 vintage should further burnish the reputation of this distinguished wine. The picture-perfect 2007 growing season - dry, temperate and wonderfully consistent - led to an early harvest of pristine, perfectly ripened Sauvignon Blanc grapes in our Home Ranch vineyard. The nose of the 2007 Limited Selection reflects this purity, bursting from the glass with vivid aromas of white grapefruit, sweet lime, guava, honeydew melon and mineral, with subtle spring flower, vanilla and spice scents completing the olfactory panorama. On the palate, the wine initially is sleek and streamlined, then expands dramatically in mid-palate to deliver rich, concentrated, honeydew melon flavors that resolve in a long, crisp finish dominated by mouthwatering mineral and pomelo tones. This superb Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc drinks deliciously now with a broad range of fish, fowl and vegetarian dishes, but it will develop even greater appeal and complexity with another 2-3 years of bottle age.

This bottling from veteran Gainey is one of the most dependable in California. The '07 doesn't disappoint, bringing back memories of the fabulous '04 and '05. Like them, it's dry, rich and crisp in acidity, with a sourdough yeastiness, like Champagne, that heightens and brightens the lemon, lime, fig and spice flavors. — Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast 02/09

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In 1962, Daniel C. and son Daniel J. Gainey purchased an 1,800 acre ranch on the eastern end of the Santa Ynez Valley. The Gainey Ranch, a combination of cattle, farming, and Arabian horse breeding, became the largest diversified ranching operation in the valley. Dan J. Gainey retired in 1984 to devote himself to fulfilling his dream of making wine. In 1983, he planted 51 acres of...

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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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