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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Sterling Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Sterling Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2008
(search item no. 98691)
green wine


PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $14.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 Sauvignon Blanc show a clear pale straw and offers aromas of lime, guava and a hint of fig. The flavors are a bright, mouth filling medley of ruby grapefruit, lemon lime and tropical notes of guava, papaya, and passion fruit. The wine lingers and would pair well with various cheeses, ceviche, sushi, and pastas Alfredo or primavera.
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About Sterling Vineyards:

Sterling Vineyards was born in the 1960s, a time when creativity and entrepreneurial spirit abounded, especially in California. In 1964, Peter Newton, once a paper broker in England, purchased 70 acres of land in Calistoga and became a Napa Valley winemaker. He planted grapes others did not, bottled varietals others did not, and built a dramatic winery with an aerial tramway. His innovations put Sterling Vineyards into the public eye and helped establish the Napa Valley as a premier travel destination.

When Newton began planting his estate, Cabernet Sauvignon was the preferred variety. He planted the esteemed Cabernet, but his decision to also plant Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot was a bold move. His Merlot vines were the first significant planting of that variety in the Napa Valley. Newton saw potential in the soft, velvety Merlot fruit, and in 1969 he took a chance by releasing California's first vintage-dated Merlot. This decision flew in the face of traditional standards, which held that Merlot was merely a blending grape, and forever changed the perception of red wine. People started to enter a restaurant and ask for a glass of Merlot!