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Date Printed: 7/14/2014
Urban Legend Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Urban Legend Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2011
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PRICE ON 7/14/2014: $19.00

Winemaker's Notes:

Remember Carmen and her fantastically fruit-festooned hat—all pineapples and grapes and tropical fruit you don't even know the names for? That's the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc. In spades.

The aromas aren't embarrassed at all to be fruit driven. Pomelo and grapefruit are overlaid with a tropical flair—passion fruit, guava, and pineapple are apparent with a hint of grass. The tropicals are the lead flavors followed by grapefruit and pear. Nothing sweet, but very rich. The mouthfeel is soft and plush with a midpalate coating that just doesn't stop; there's nothing austere about this Sauvignon. There's a lemon on the finish plus some lingering minerality—just a little flintiness makes it interesting.

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About Urban Legend Cellars:

Urban legends are remarkable but often apocryphal stories that spread like wildfire. Urban Legend is a winery in a city—almost an apocryphal story in itself—that makes remarkable wines.

We've never been shy about disruption. Throughout our careers, we've introduced technologies that no one ever thought would work—and changed the world. When we wanted to drink wines that were perfect complements to our local food—diverse flavors, honest ingredients, a sophisticated yet approachable style—we said: "We'll have to make them ourselves, We'll make them where the food is created—in the city, and let’s do it together!" It's not a traditional strategy—just a very American one.

Today, we hand craft more than a dozen Urban Legend wines that each, uniquely, salutes the varied flavors of California and our home: Oakland, America's most diverse city. Critics and consumers alike are impressed with our fidelity to variety, our expression of place, our food-friendly style, and our absolute consistency of quality—from our very first release and forward.