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Brander White Blend Santa Ynez Valley Cuvée Natalie 2011

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45% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Riesling, 25% Pinot Gris. Named after Fred Brander's daughter, this Sauvignon Blanc blend is sourced from the best estate lots in the Santa Ynez Valley. It's produced and aged in stainless steel to preserve its crisp freshness, but is made in an off-dry style, giving it a little extra body and a resemblance to some wines from Alsace France. Not yet reviewed; 2010 vintage rated 87 points by Wine Enthusiast: A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Gris. It's crisp and clean in acidity, with zesty flavors of pineapples, oranges, mangoes and vanilla. If only it were drier, the score would be much higher. 702 cases. Alcohol 13%.

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The Brander Vineyard:
Welcome to the Brander Vineyard - one of the original vineyards in Santa Ynez Valley and the producer of world-class Sauvignon Blanc wines in a variety of styles, as well as small quantities of hand-crafted Bordeaux-style red wines. Please visit Our Wines to read more about the Brander Vineyard wines. The Tasting Room at the Brander Vineyard is open for tasting and sales seven days a week. Tou... Read more
Welcome to the Brander Vineyard - one of the original vineyards in Santa Ynez Valley and the producer of world-class Sauvignon Blanc wines in a variety of styles, as well as small quantities of hand-crafted Bordeaux-style red wines. Please visit Our Wines to read more about the Brander Vineyard wines. The Tasting Room at the Brander Vineyard is open for tasting and sales seven days a week. Tours can be arranged for small groups by appointment and guests are welcome to enjoy the picnic grounds. Visit the Tasting Room section for opening hours and directions; and the Wine Country section for suggestions on places to stay and dine, as well as things to see in the area. The Sauvignon Blancs have had more than their 15 minutes of fame in the wine press – beginning with the heralded first gold medal ever awarded to a Santa Barbara County wine in 1978. The new millennium has brought accolades such as Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Week and “Smart Buy”, Wine Enthusiast Editors Choice, scores in the 90’s from many prestigious wine critics, and even a “best value” from the renowned New York Times. Visit the Wine Press for more press clippings. Read less

Member Reviews for Brander White Blend Santa Ynez Valley Cuvée Natalie

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Snooth User: tmpape
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/11/2008

Another fine wine from Brander. Off-dry Sauvignon Blanc blended with Riesling, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris. Floral on the nose, nice tropical fruit in the mouth. Excellent summer picnic wine.


Snooth User: me1
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/17/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Brander White Blend Santa Ynez Valley Cuvée Natalie

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Vintage: 2006 03/23/2009

This is a decidedly floral white blend. Sauvignon Blanc is blended with Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc to create an eclectic and aromatic wine. To preserve the delicate aromatics, this wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and bottled early.



45% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Riesling, 25% Pinot Gris. Named after Fred Brander's daughter, this Sauvignon Blanc blend is sourced from the best estate lots in the Santa Ynez Valley. It's produced and aged in stainless steel to preserve its crisp freshness, but is made in an off-dry style, giving it a little extra body and a resemblance to some wines from Alsace France. Not yet reviewed; 2010 vintage rated 87 points by Wine Enthusiast: A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Gris. It's crisp and clean in acidity, with zesty flavors of pineapples, oranges, mangoes and vanilla. If only it were drier, the score would be much higher. 702 cases. Alcohol 13%.

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