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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Provenance Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Provenance Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2010
(search item no. 110702)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $21.99

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
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Napa Valley's 2010 vintage will be remembered as having the latest onset to harvest in several decades. We picked our first Sauvignon Blanc after Labor Day, about two weeks later than average. The growing season got off to a late start when cold, wet soils in March and April delayed budbreak. The above-average rainfall and cool temperatures persisted into May, followed by a mostly cool, foggy summer that slowed fruity maturity. But just as we started worrying that the grapes would never ripen, Mother Nature surprised us with heat spells to boost the grapes' flavors and sugar levels. Tom reports that the grapes' quality was "as good as it gets."

Our favorite pairings include fresh greens with warmed goat cheese, sautéed scallops, grilled fish or chicken, and angel hair pasta with basil pesto.

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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.