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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Souverain Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Souverain Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2007
(search item no. 97829)

PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $12.49

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
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 93% Sauvignon Blanc and 7% Viognier.

The 2007 Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc offers just the right balance between bright, crisp varietal character and a gentle touch of barrel influence from the winemaker's hand. The wine has an open, effusive nose of grapefruit zest and passion fruit, with an orange blossom floral background. Flavors echo the bright aromas and include a soft hint of vanilla and dried herb from barrel fermentation in once-used French oak. Crisp, vibrant acidity supports this mediumbodied Sauvignon Blanc and leads to a long, juicy finish.

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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.