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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2010
(search item no. 114334)
green wine
screw cap wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $18.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The late cool growing season contributed to create wines of extraordinary complexity and vibrancy. The nose exudes layers of fruit, floral aromas and a hint of verbena. Stone fruits, grapefruit and tropical notes enhance the often present green melon, cut grass and honeysuckle. The structure and softness on the palate promote the expansion and persistence of all these fresh flavors. This vintage finishes with mouthwatering crispness and pure fruit. As a result, it pairs beautifully with a wide range of vibrant dishes, but also offers balance and completeness when sipped on its own. Enjoy while young.

Classic pairings include oysters, crab cakes, grilled salmon, goat cheese, bruschetta, and margarita pizza.

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About Long Meadow Ranch:

We own 90 acres of organically farmed vineyards in the heart of the Napa Valley.

On the valley floor, on the Rutherford Estate, we farm a total of 74 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvingon vineyards. On the Mayacamas Estate, we have 16 acres of mountain vineyards.

Mayacamas Estate vineyards are carved from a second growth forest at about 1,100 feet elevation. Our southwest facing vineyards in the Mayacamas Mountains provide a distinctive "terroir" for our wines. In total, we have about 16 acres of mountain vineyards. On the Mayacamas Estate we began vineyard development in 1990 under the guiding hand of Napa Valley vineyard management legend, Laurie Wood. From 1998 to 2011, our vineyards were managed by Frank Leeds of Leeds-Pesch Organic Vineyard Consulting, a true pioneer in organic farming in the Napa Valley.

Today all of our vineyards are ably managed by Tony Fernandez, our director of agricultural operations, and he is advised by Garrett Buckland of Premiere Viticultural Services. All of our vineyards are farmed using organic practices certified by California Certified Organic Farmers.