Buttonwood Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

I always enjoy visiting Buttonwood. Beautiful grounds, knowledgeable staff, great art... And how can you not love a tasting room that plays LP's on one of the few remaining turntables?? But what I enjoy most is their wine. Elegant. Old-world. Nuanced. In a day when more wines follow the well-worn path of "gobs of fruit, heavy extract" sameness, Buttonwood maintains an independant aesthetic much needed in today's Mondo Vino. We raise our glass in a not-so-quiet toast to those brave enough to cut their own swath. The Wine This Sauvignon Blanc refreshes and excites the palate. It is refreshing because of the natural acidity, highlighted by fermenting and aging 2/3 of this wine in stainless steel tanks to keep the flavors fresh and light. And it excites the palate with a dollop of semillon, which contributes richness to both the mouth feel and finish. Look for tropical aromas and bright sassy flavors of citrus, highlighted by a most pleasantly tart ruby grapefruit. 3,026 cases produced. Suggested Food Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc is one of the best white wines to accompany food. Its natural acidity, often balanced by an imperceptible trace of food-friendly residual sugar, allows it to pair with most salads as well as grilled foods and lighter-bodied dishes that highlight citrus. Increasingly, S.B. is the wine for the way we eat today. • Classic Pairing - Oysters! • Classic Pairing - goat cheese • Summer garden veggies, parboiled then grilled • Chicken or fish prepared simply, especially when highlighted with Ginger and/or citrus • Ceviche - this wine loves lime! • Pork or veal prepared with capers, olives and citrus zest • Antipasto

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Buttonwood Farm Winery:
Buttonwood farm winery is a small gem set amidst the splendor of Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley. Our 39-acre vineyard stretches across a sun-drenched mesa on the eastern portion of our 106-acre property. We started planting in 1983 and now have 33,000 vines, small in the world of wine, but huge to us. Buttonwood's varietal mix of sauvignon blanc, semillon, marsanne, merlot, cabe... Read more
Buttonwood farm winery is a small gem set amidst the splendor of Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley. Our 39-acre vineyard stretches across a sun-drenched mesa on the eastern portion of our 106-acre property. We started planting in 1983 and now have 33,000 vines, small in the world of wine, but huge to us. Buttonwood's varietal mix of sauvignon blanc, semillon, marsanne, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and syrah reflects the preferences of owners Betty Williams and her son-in-law, Bret Davenport, for Bordeaux and Rhone style wines. As we expected, they grow perfectly in our warm, eastern Santa Ynez Valley location. Our winery was completed in time for the crush of 1989. We now produce 8,000 cases of wine a year and quite frankly, have a great time doing it. How could we not given our spectacular surroundings and the congenial winemaking atmosphere of Santa Barbara County? The satisfaction of what we do spills over to our tasting room where laughter and lively conversation abound. So on your next trip to Santa Barbara County come visit us in the Santa Ynez Valley. We’ll be waiting to welcome you to Buttonwood Farm and taste some wine with you. Read less

I always enjoy visiting Buttonwood. Beautiful grounds, knowledgeable staff, great art... And how can you not love a tasting room that plays LP's on one of the few remaining turntables?? But what I enjoy most is their wine. Elegant. Old-world. Nuanced. In a day when more wines follow the well-worn path of "gobs of fruit, heavy extract" sameness, Buttonwood maintains an independant aesthetic much needed in today's Mondo Vino. We raise our glass in a not-so-quiet toast to those brave enough to cut their own swath. The Wine This Sauvignon Blanc refreshes and excites the palate. It is refreshing because of the natural acidity, highlighted by fermenting and aging 2/3 of this wine in stainless steel tanks to keep the flavors fresh and light. And it excites the palate with a dollop of semillon, which contributes richness to both the mouth feel and finish. Look for tropical aromas and bright sassy flavors of citrus, highlighted by a most pleasantly tart ruby grapefruit. 3,026 cases produced. Suggested Food Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc is one of the best white wines to accompany food. Its natural acidity, often balanced by an imperceptible trace of food-friendly residual sugar, allows it to pair with most salads as well as grilled foods and lighter-bodied dishes that highlight citrus. Increasingly, S.B. is the wine for the way we eat today. • Classic Pairing - Oysters! • Classic Pairing - goat cheese • Summer garden veggies, parboiled then grilled • Chicken or fish prepared simply, especially when highlighted with Ginger and/or citrus • Ceviche - this wine loves lime! • Pork or veal prepared with capers, olives and citrus zest • Antipasto

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