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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Souverain Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2000
Souverain Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2000
(search item no. 39878)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose of this Sauvignon Blanc displays grapefruit zest with a hint of sage-like herb and floral aromas. The flavors are an extension of the aromatic nose and part of a crisp, fresh, lively impression that is enhanced by just a touch of vanilla and toast from the barrel fermentation and sur lie aging.
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About Souverain:

Winemaker Ed Killian has been making wine in California's Alexander Valley for 25 years. he knows the vineyards in the valley inside and out and understands which blocks will give him the fruit he is looking for to create Souverain's signature style. Souverain's 120-year-old estate in the Alexander Valley is the primary source for grapes for the illustrious portfolio of Souverain wines. Killian consistently produces outstanding wines that represent the best of Alexander Valley, including an Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the flagship Winemaker's Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.