Joseph Jewell Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County, California
Alcohol By Volume: 13.7%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
The wine shows bright clarity with pale intensity and a pale straw color in appearance. The nose is clean and of medium intensity showing some youthful development from barrel and bottle aging. Classic Sauvignon Blanc markers of citrus like grapefruit, lemon and lime are complemented by pear and apple notes. A touch of grass, tropical fruit and vanilla cream add complexity to the nose. The palate is dry and shows medium acidity, alcohol, body, flavor intensity and length with flavors mimicking the nose. Refreshing acid and an elegant interpretation will make this a great match with lighter foods or as a perfect summer white wine.
"Another fine Sauvignon Blanc from Joseph Jewell. It’s dry and crisp in acidity, offering classic Sauvignon flavors of citrus fruits, pears, lemongrass, minerals, spices, vanilla and toast, leading to a long, clean finish. A lovely cocktail wine, at a fair price."
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Joseph Jewell Wines started in a garage in Windsor, California in 2006, when two good friends, Micah Joseph Wirth and Adrian Jewell Manspeaker, created their first wine, a Pinot Noir. The 2006 Pinot Noir crop in Northern California was a large one, and several vineyards had grapes to spare. Adrian and Micah considered several options, and finally sourced a ton of grapes from the...
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Learn About Sonoma County
Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...
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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc
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.
Sauvignon Blanc's home...
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