White Wines    Sauvignon Blanc    Napa Valley    California   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Provenance Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Provenance Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(search item no. 111155)
screw cap wine

Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Reflecting the stellar quality of our estate vineyard, the 2009 Rutherford Estate Sauvignon Blanc reveals pure aromas and flavors of ripe honeydew, white peach, citrus, apricot and tropical fruit. Hints of caramel, vanilla and nutmeg add layers of complexity. This beautifully balanced wine combines creaminess with a fresh acidity that dances on the palate. Sur lie barrel aging enhances the rich, silky texture and adds nuances of lemon custard to the fruity finish. Our favorite pairings include goat cheese bruschetta, seafood salads, grilled fish, and chicken with basil pesto.
My Notes:

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.