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Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2016

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89 points Wine Spectator: Grapefruit, lime and lemon zest flavors are crisp and elegant, with a pretty note of chamomile on the finish. Drink now. (5/31/17) 95% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Semillon, 1% Muscat. Aged on light lees; 8% in neutral oak tanks (the oak tanks help develop mid-palate texture without adding any oak flavor); 92% in stainless steel tanks.

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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

External Reviews for Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
06/02/2017

Tasting Notes: Bright acidity and crisp freshness, with flavors of juicy peach, passion fruit, and grapefruit, and the enticing aromas of jasmine and lemon zest. Medium-bodied, with a lingering finish. WINEMAKING: The Sauvignon blanc grapes are treated using two different methods. To enhance the delicate tropical fruit flavors, a portion of the fruit goes directly into the press as whole clusters. The remaining fruit is de-stemmed and left in contact with the skins for several hours before pressing, amplifying the grapefruit/citrus components. All of the juice is fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks using a variety of yeast strains selected to bring out the aroma and flavor profiles of Sauvignon Blanc. AGING: Aged on light lees - 8% in neutral oak tanks (the oak tanks help develop mid-palate texture without adding any oak flavor) 92% in stainless steel tanks FRUIT: 95% Sauvignon Blanc 4% Semillon 1% Muscat


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/06/2019

Tasting Notes: Bright acidity and crisp freshness, with flavors of juicy peach, passion fruit, and grapefruit, and the enticing aromas of jasmine and lemon zest. Medium-bodied, with a lingering finish. WINEMAKING: The Sauvignon blanc grapes are treated using two different methods. To enhance the delicate tropical fruit flavors, a portion of the fruit goes directly into the press as whole clusters. The remaining fruit is de-stemmed and left in contact with the skins for several hours before pressing, amplifying the grapefruit/citrus components. All of the juice is fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks using a variety of yeast strains selected to bring out the aroma and flavor profiles of Sauvignon Blanc. AGING: Aged on light lees - 8% in neutral oak tanks (the oak tanks help develop mid-palate texture without adding any oak flavor) 92% in stainless steel tanks FRUIT: 95% Sauvignon Blanc 4% Semillon 1% Muscat ** Only 4 in Stock **



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89 points Wine Spectator: Grapefruit, lime and lemon zest flavors are crisp and elegant, with a pretty note of chamomile on the finish. Drink now. (5/31/17) 95% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Semillon, 1% Muscat. Aged on light lees; 8% in neutral oak tanks (the oak tanks help develop mid-palate texture without adding any oak flavor); 92% in stainless steel tanks.

Dietary Information: Organic


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