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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Lolonis Fume Blanc 2004
Lolonis Fume Blanc 2004
(search item no. 87967)

PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $13.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A fruity style of Sauvignon Blanc: fleshy in texture, full bodied, and smooth and long on the palate. It has flavors of tropical fruit (guava, pineapple), and lemon grass. For dinking over the next one to two years.

Viticulture Technique:
Grapes are organically grown on 35-40 year old vines on 8x14 (bi-lateral cordons) and on 8x10 (head pruned) spacing. Cover crops and leaf pulling are practiced to promote optimal vineyard conditions. Ladybugs -- not chemicals -- are used to combat pests.

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About Lolonis:

For over 80 years, the Lolonis family has continued a tradition begun in 1920 when two young Greek immigrants on the benchlands of Redwood Valley planted the first Lolonis Vineyards. By the 1950s the next generation to play a major role, applying the pioneering organic farming methods that enabled the vineyards to flourish pest free. At present, Lolonis has become known as an old vine specialist with 300 estate grown acres, under the direction of owners Petros and Ulysses Lolonis and consulting enologist Jed Steele.