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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Shannon Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Shannon Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2006
(search item no. 92069)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $10.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine News rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes used to produce our 2006 Shannon Ridge "Lake County" Sauvignon Blanc was Hand and mechanically harvested from our Family's vineyards in the High Valley appellation in Lake County, California. After fermentation, the wine is aged 4 – 6 months in stainless steel. This wine has a pleasing complexity of aromas with smoky mineral notes and hints of jasmine, orange blossom and fennel. The mouth feel is nicely balanced with refreshingly clean flavors similar to the aromas and added nuances of citrus, lilac and apricot.

Color: Bright, pale straw color
Aroma: Fresh and citric. Peaches with hints gooseberry
Flavor: Gentle, round and mouth filling with crisp acidity
Texture: Smooth crisp

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About Shannon Ridge:

Shannon Ridge is dedicated to crafting luscious, fruit-driven wines that express the distinct characteristics of fruit grown in the high valley region of Lake County, California. Family-owned and operated, Shannon Ridge was founded in 2001. About Our Vineyards
Our vineyards hug the mountain rims along the south-east edge of High Valley AVA. Surrounded by dramatic landscapes and pristine wilderness, the story of High Valley is clearly visible from our property. At 2,200 feet, on top of the Terre Vermeille vineyard look to your south, you'll see the deep blue waters of Clear Lake, that provide cooling winds throughout our long summer days. Turn to the west, and you can distinguish where the lava flows give way to the alluvial fan of the ancient lake bed on the valley floor. And from the north, and you can feel the cold night winds from Snow Mountain and the peaks of the Mendocino National Forest.