Hartwell Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Stags Leap District 2008

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Best Sauvignon I've had!

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Hartwell Vineyards:
Bob Hartwell's passion for wine stems from his decades as an avid collector. Bob, a fourth generation Californian, has over thirty years of success in the aerospace and plumbing industries. As a successful manufacturer of quality products, Bob has never been a stranger to striving for quality over quantity at any cost. He has always known that the best quality materials result in the best quali... Read more
Bob Hartwell's passion for wine stems from his decades as an avid collector. Bob, a fourth generation Californian, has over thirty years of success in the aerospace and plumbing industries. As a successful manufacturer of quality products, Bob has never been a stranger to striving for quality over quantity at any cost. He has always known that the best quality materials result in the best quality products. Bob's obsession with producing the best didn't stop at the manufacturing plant. Bob knew that fulfilling the dream of owning his own vineyard meant finding the best place to grow the best Cabernet Sauvignon. With the help of a respected wine consultant, he found the property he had been searching for. The unplanted hillside in the Stag's Leap District, now Hartwell Estate, was the birthplace of his dream. Dick Grace shared his Bouche Clone from Grace Family Vineyards, and collaborated with Bob on Hartwell's very first production. In 1990 after 22 months in new French oak barrels, the wine, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, was released with explosive success. This established the tradition of quality and style that continues to distinguish Hartwell wines. In addition to making great wine, Blanca and Bob Hartwell are dedicated to the tradition of charitable giving. Their ongoing philanthropic efforts are instrumental to organizations that improve the lives of children. Read less

Member Reviews for Hartwell Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Stags Leap District

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Snooth User: peggalicious
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0.00 5
06/06/2011

Best Sauvignon I've had!


Snooth User: Tomhart
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/18/2008

Clean crisp blanc. excellent with chicken.

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Snooth User: GinnyClark
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/26/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Hartwell Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Stags Leap District

External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/16/2009

A Sauvignon Blanc wine from California in USA. 2005 Hartwell Estate Sauvignon Blanc 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2005 10/16/2008

This is another in the growing list of excellent Sauvignon Blancs emerging now from the Napa Valley. Put Cabernet Sauvignon aside for the nonce, and with wines such as this from Hartwell, the Napa Valley must be taken seriously – along with New Zealand and the Loire – as one of the world’s great Sauvignon-producing regions.While this wine shows New Zealand-like typicity – grassiness, gooseberry – in the nose, on the palate it’s decidedly Napa Valley. While the acidity here is perfect, the sweet, bright fruit flavors can only come from the warmer Napa Valley climate. Another plus: The wine has the potential to age for a half-dozen or more years. I loved it.The fruit is the first harvest from Hartwell’s four-acre vineyard that sits in the netherworld at the southern tip of the Napa Valley not far from the region’s airport. It’s a mostly industrial area containing a lot of the wine industry’s collateral businesses, but there are some good vineyards being planted there now as parcels for growing grapes become scarce and murderously expensive.Only 25 percent of the wine was fermented in French oak and of that, a quarter was new. The remainder was fermented in stainless. The juice was aged on the lees for nine months. Hardly any malolactic fermentation was employed. The listed alcohol is a high 14.8 percent – but hardly discernible. Only 835 cases were produced.



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