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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Wattle Creek Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc 2003
Wattle Creek Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc 2003
(search item no. 82636)
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Streaks of elegant green spear the brilliant yellow colors, while vibrant exotic lemon and lime citrus aromas grace this wine. It is well balanced with a citrus and mineral mouth feel developing to a crisp, dry finish, exuding its classic Sauvignon Blanc character with uncommon depth of flavor, structure and length.
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About Wattle Creek Winery :

In March of 1994, a bit of Australia moved to California, and Sonoma County grew even more welcoming and friendlier. An Australian family brought its infectious love of life and exuberance to 56 acres of land just south of the small town of Cloverdale in Alexander Valley. This family, the Williams, also brought with them a zeal and fervor for wine, in particular wines from the Southern Hemisphere.

Led by Christopher and Kristine, the vineyard selection was anything but happenstance. They sought and discovered a piece of land reminiscent of the warm Barossa Valley of the land down under. Here, the perfect union of climate, soil, and geography permit the infusion of the best of Alexander Valley with Australian vitality and heritage of winemaking.

On the heels of the success of their Alexander Valley site, the family added an extraordinary piece of land in Mendocino's Yorkville Highlands. In 2001, under the guidance of a new Aussie winemaker for both estates, Michael Scholz, they released their first Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc. In the next few years the vineyard promises to produce fruit for a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz as well.

This was the inception of Wattle Creek, an American winery that derives its logo and name from the yellow blossom of the Australian Wattle tree and its essence and style from Australia.