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Date Printed: 5/23/2017
Mason Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Mason Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 117172)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 5/23/2017: $12.95

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine has an elegant, floral, and fig-like nose with flavors of grapefruit, melon, quince, and hints of fresh cut grass. A full, savory acidity finishes smooth and clean. A wonderful wine for food pairing as it will compliment many different flavors. 100% Stainless, 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
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About Mason:

Mason Cellars was founded in Oakville, California in 1993 by Randy and Megan Mason. Family-owned and operated to this day, it is their vision to produce the highest quality wine possible, that is consumer friendly, and available to their customers at a fair market price. Their goal is to create wines that can be readily enjoyed and shared by family and friends. With over 40 years of winemaking in the Napa Valley, Randy is the master behind the wine.

Randy Mason has long been recognized by the wine industry as being one of the best Sauvignon Blanc producers in the country. A pioneer in California Sauvignon Blanc, the Mason Sauvignon Blanc set the standard for domestic producers to strive for, with their inaugural release (1996) receiving an unprecedented 91 points from Wine Spectator.

Building on the success and groundwork laid by the Mason Sauvignon Blanc, Randy and Megan started to develop a Sauvignon Blanc house with the launch of Pomelo in 2004. A fun and playful spin on California Sauvignon Blanc; Pomelo is a wild success among consumers and press alike. To balance out their Sauvignon Blanc collection, the Mason Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is rich, with an expressive style produced from a 40 year old pristine vineyard sitting on a volcanic cinder cone in Sonoma Valley. After listening to his customers and distributors, Mason decided to produce their first ever Pinot Grigio in 2009, called Three Pears as well as return to Merlot production in 2013, with its newest release, 60 North- a lively, expressive wine boisterious in fruit and spice.

With the increase in production and expansion into new and exciting brands, the Mason’s longed to showcase their wines in a casual atmosphere all their own. In the winter of 2006, they opened the Mason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room in downtown Napa with complimentary tastings of their entire collection of red and white wines, all made by Randy Mason, set in a cozy country atmosphere featuring local artists’ paintings and other wine country mercantile goods.