Sterling Sauvignon Blanc 2006 Front Label
Sterling Sauvignon Blanc 2006 Front Label

Sterling Sauvignon Blanc 2006

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    Winemaker Notes

    In making the 2006 Napa Sauvignon Blanc, Sterling destemmed 75% of the grapes and pressed the whole berries. Fermentation took place at 50°F to retain the fresh-fruit characteristics. The majority of the wine was aged for two months in stainless steel, with 10% aged in oak, a portion of which was very old.

    Light straw in color, this wine offers expansive aromas of grapefruit, melon, figs, citrus and pineapple. The notes of grapefruit, melon and fig are echoed on the palate, mingling with bright notes of citrus zest. Crisp, with a pleasant acidity, this wine has a rich mid-palate and a lingering, fruity finish.

    An ideal food wine due to its balance of fruit and acid, it pairs well with lime-marinated shrimp, chicken salad with walnuts and tarragon and grilled trout.

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    Sterling Napa Valley wines show the depth, strength and expressive quality of California’s most famous wine region. Fruit for Sterling wines is grown throughout Napa Valley, from the cool southern Carneros region next to San Pablo Bay to the rugged northernmost bench-lands and reaches near our Calistoga homeplace. Sterling has more than five decades of winemaking excellence in Napa Valley, and winemaker Harry Hansen is able to build from that experience to select the finest lots to create the most memorable expressions of the varietal for each vintage. Key to the signature Sterling style is the contribution of fruit from our home base surrounding Calistoga, where fully ripe fruit offers soft tannins, black fruit profiles and approachability, alongside the firmer tannins evident in fruit from Diamond Mountain, offering great balance in the final assemblage and cuvée.

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    One of the world's most highly regarded regions for wine production as well as tourism, the Napa Valley was responsible for bringing worldwide recognition to California winemaking. In the 1960s, a few key wine families settled the area and hedged their bets on the valley's world-class winemaking potential—and they were right.

    The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980s, when producers scooped up vineyard lands and planted vines throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, and today Napa is home to hundreds of producers ranging from boutique to corporate. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux blends. Napa whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

    Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that claim specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil. Farthest south and coolest from the influence of the San Pablo Bay is Carneros, followed by Coombsville to its northeast and then Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford. Above those are the warm St. Helena and the valley's newest and hottest AVA, Calistoga. These areas follow the valley floor and are known generally for creating rich, dense, complex and smooth reds with good aging potential. The mountain sub appellations, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs, include Stags Leap District, Atlas Peak, Chiles Valley (farther east), Howell Mountain, Mt. Veeder, Spring Mountain District and Diamond Mountain District. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from a lot of time in the bottle to evolve and soften.

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    PIM00383_2006 Item# 92015

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