Girard Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California

$16.29
Item No. 100097
  • white wine
  • WN90
  • WE90
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: 13.9%

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

The primary fruit source for our 2008 Sauvignon Blanc is our estate vineyard on the north side of St. Helena; we also source fruit from the highly-respected Crocker vineyard and the acclaimed Morgan Ranch at the base of Mt. Vaca. All three vineyards provide warm days and cool nights, combined with dense clay alluvial soils–excellent growing environments for Sauvignon Blanc.

A very clean, fresh and crisp Sauvignon Blanc; Lush aromas of pineapple, guava and banana on the nose, while the palate exhibits fresh-cut grapefruit and tangy lemon zest. A wonderful apéritif wine that pairs well with lighter white fish, green salads and goat cheese.

Critical Acclaim

"Bone dry and zesty in acidity, with pink grapefruit, lemongrass and green apple flavors that have a honeyed edge despite the dryness. Vibrant and clean. Nice with a salad of bitter greens and chevre and whatever else you want to add, in a simple vinaigrette. "
90 Points

"Pale citrine hue. Exotic scents of passion fruit, peach and green mango. Crisp flavors of Meyer lemon and white grapefruit. Mineral and lemon echo in the lingering close."
90 Points

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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Light, crisp, citrusy, a perfect "luncheon-wine" Would pair well with chicken salad or green salad with chicken or shrimp.
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