Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Peach, ruby grapefruit, white fig and honeysuckle notes are complimented by vanilla, cardamom, and lime. Fruit forward, with a rich mid-palate accented by toasty oak and long, crisp, minerally finish.

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Honig Vineyard and Winery:
In 1964, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in the heart of the Napa Valley and planted it with Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. For the next few years, Louis sold the grapes to neighboring wineries with the dream of retiring one day from his San Francisco advertising business and making wine from his vineyard in Rutherford. Before he could realize his dream, Louis passed aw... Read more
In 1964, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in the heart of the Napa Valley and planted it with Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. For the next few years, Louis sold the grapes to neighboring wineries with the dream of retiring one day from his San Francisco advertising business and making wine from his vineyard in Rutherford. Before he could realize his dream, Louis passed away, leaving the estate to his children and grandchildren. In 1981, as a tribute to his legacy, the family rallied together to produce several hundred cases of Louis Honig Sauvignon Blanc in the vineyard's old tractor barn. The wine won a Gold Medal at the Orange County Fair, and thus, the winery was born. In 1984, at the age of 22, Louis' grandson, Michael Honig, took over management of the vineyard and winery. With a lot of hard work and a beat up pickup truck, Honig managed to get their Sauvignon Blanc into most fine restaurants in California. From there, production and distribution grew. In 1987, in addition to the Sauvignon Blanc for which they were already known, they began producing small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon. Family members Regina Weinstein joined them in 1997 and Steven Honig in 2000. Read less

Member Reviews for Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

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Snooth User: Michael C Butler
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3.50 5
06/12/2012

really like this one. Intricate carbonation, really explores the corners of your mouth. Fun all the way down


Snooth User: reson8
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4.00 5
02/25/2011

I'm tasting kiwi. Meadow flowers aroma, with a nice finish.


Snooth User: WillMartin
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3.00 5
01/17/2012

Three glasses


External Reviews for Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
06/30/2010

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The cult following for this wine is well deserved, and the commitment of the Honigs to growing Sauvignon Blanc in the heart of Napa Cabernet country is commendable, but it's the mouthful of crisp, herb-scented, lemon- and fig-inspired, gently oak-infused, top-quality Sauvignon Blanc that brings Honig lovers back time and again.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Honig is one of the leading practitioners of crisp, dry, flinty, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. The 2003 Sauvignon Blanc Napa (which includes 5% Semillon) exhibits light to medium-bodied, elegant notes of lemon grass intermingled with melon, fig, and crushed rocks. It is a stylish, pure expression of Sauvignon to consume over the next 1-2 years.


External Review
10/25/2010

Full-flavored and fully balanced among melon, papaya, grapefruit, lime zest with vibrant acidity and a nice round feel on the palate.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Very pale color. Pure aromas of white grapefruit, passion fruit, grass and ginger. Then fat and ripe, with an exotic hint of banana leavened by good dry minerality. Not really herbal but ultimately cool, classic, musky sauvignon that should go well with oysters. Honig began picking their small 2004 sauvignon crop on August 10!


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Intense yet delicate, with a medley of lime skin, grapefruit, grass and cedar flavors underscored by pretty floral notes and a burst of green pear and fig. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Light on its feet, with tangy lemon, grass, peach and honeysuckle flavors, framed by a hint of vanilla and grapefruit on the finish.


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Peach, ruby grapefruit, white fig and honeysuckle notes are complimented by vanilla, cardamom, and lime. Fruit forward, with a rich mid-palate accented by toasty oak and long, crisp, minerally finish.

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