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Date Printed: 11/25/2014
Provenance Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2003
Provenance Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2003
(search item no. 76423)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/25/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

After picking, the grapes were pressed as quickly as possible and the juice was chilled and settled for two days. After decanting the clearest juice, we added Champagne yeast and kept the fermentation temperatures below 60 degrees. By fermenting and aging this 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc in small stainless-steel tanks, we highlighted its racy aromas of grapefruit zest, lemon/lime and pineapple.

Our Sauvignon Blanc is delicious to sip on while preparing a meal, and its vibrant flavors and acidity make it a very food-friendly wine. It is fine company with broiled fish topped with fruit salsa, grilled chicken with a mushroom sauce, spicy and ethnic cuisines such as Thai, Chinese and Mexican and just about any dish that includes mangoes.

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About Provenance Vineyards:

Provenance Vineyards showcases the distinctiveness of Napa Valley's best growing areas for red wines by selecting some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Rutherford and Oakville districts and Merlot vineyards in the Carneros district. The same uncompromising approach also characterizes Provenance winemaking, with the goal of bringing the grapes from these great vineyards to their fullest potential. Starting with its inaugural 1999 vintage, Provenance's approachable, yet cellar-worthy wines display a fine symmetry of substance and elegance.

The word provenance means "origin" or "source." In the art world, a provenance is the record of a work’s ownership, from its creation to the present day. Connoisseurs place great importance in provenance as a guarantee of authenticity. The name reflects Provenance Vineyards' goal of creating fine wines that are works of art.