Patianna Sauvignon Blanc 2003

Sauvignon Blanc from Russian River, California

Item No. 81915
  • white wine
  • WE90

Winemaker's Notes

"A sensational Sauvignon Blanc, among the best this year. Filled with clean, vibrant citrus and tropical fruit flavors and juicy acids, and completely without any cloying edge of sweetness."
-Wine Enthusiast

The wine's aromas – Honeydew melon, orange peel and anise – are typically produced by grapes grown biodynamically in Patianna's gravelly, sandy loam soil. Vibrant grapefruit and lemon flavors predominate. The wine's weighty finish shows a subtle mineral quality.

Learn About Patianna

Patti Fetzer Burke and her husband Kieran Burke are producing wine from their Patianna Organic Vineyard, a 126-acre property nestled alongside the Russian River in Mendocino County. Patianna's inspiration comes from the tenets of Biodynamic farming, the mindfulness of the partners and the traditions of the Fetzer family. Grape growing is an extension of their belief that...

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Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) 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. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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