Lava Cap Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Front Label
Lava Cap Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Front Label

Lava Cap Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    750ML / 14.5% ABV
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    750ML / 14.5% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    Fresh grapefruit notes highlight the very aromatic entry. Flavors of tangerine and white peach fill-up the juicy mid-palete. A light touch of pineapple lingers onto a long, clean finish.

    This wine can be enjoyed with marinated or grilled white meats, baked fish dishes, and pasta with a creamy Alfredo sauce.

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    Lava Cap, California
    Lava Cap is a small, family owned and operated winery dedicated to the production of premium estate bottled wines utilizing only mountain grown grapes. The winery is located high in the Sierra Nevada foothills in the heart of the Apple Hill region of El Dorado County. Our elevation - close to 3,000 feet - is about the maximum permissible for growing grapes due to the prevalence of intense periods of frost during early Spring months. Lava Cap was established in 1981 with the purchase of a 65 acre pear ranch that dated back to the 1860's. This property, perched high above the deep canyon of the South Fork of the American River (not far from where gold was first discovered in 1848) at an elevation of 2,400 to 2,800 feet, is blessed with an abundance of water, excellent soil, and varied sun exposure. In 1990, an adjoining 18 acre orchard was purchased to allow for future expansion of our vineyards, and in 1996, the well known Granite Hill vineyard, famous for Petite Sirah, was added in partnership. We now have over 130 acres of prime vineyard land in production or awaiting vineyard development.
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    Originally a source of oenological sustenance for gold-seeking miners of the mid-1800s, the Sierra Foothills was the first region in California to produce wines from European grape varieties. Located between Sacramento and the Nevada border, this area’s immigrant settlers chose to forgo growing the then-ubiquitous Mission grape and instead brought with them superior vines from the Old World to plant alongside mining camps.

    Zinfandel has been the most important variety of this region since its inception, taking on a spicy character with brambly fruit and firm structure. Amador and El Dorado counties, benefiting from the presence of volcanic and granite soils, are home to the best examples. Bold, robust Rhône Blends and Barbera are also important regional specialties.

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    WWH133341_2013 Item# 136142

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