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Honig Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 2011

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Aromas of orange blossom and grapefruit are accompanied by lemon, melon, peach, and nectarine flavors that are ripe, juicy and refreshing. Medium bodied, with a crisp, refreshing, slightly 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

External Reviews for Honig Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/20/2013

Tangy and bright, featuring ripe honeydew melon, Key lime pie and apple flavors that are juicy and refreshing. Drink now. 50,000 cases made. -MW This juicy, refreshing, medium bodied wine abounds with aromas of honeysuckle, grapefruit and lemon grass mingled with mango, kiwi, peach and grapefruit rind. The finish is long, crisp and minerally. - WineryWine Composition:96.2% Sauvignon Blanc3.2% Semillon0.6% MuscatAging:Aged on light lees for 3 months, 14% in neutral oak tanks (the oak tanks help develop mid-palate texture without adding any oak flavor) 86% in stainless steel tanks ** SOLD OUT **


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/21/2014

Tangy and bright, featuring ripe honeydew melon, Key lime pie and apple flavors that are juicy and refreshing. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/21/2014

Zippy acidity lends crisp freshness to the lemongrass and freshly squeezed lime flavors. With a honey-sweet midpalate, it’s a lovely wine to drink now with Vietnamese, Ethiopian or Mexican fare.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

Zippy acidity lends crisp freshness to the lemongrass and freshly squeezed lime flavors. With a honey-sweet midpalate, it's a lovely wine to drink now with Vietnamese, Ethiopian or Mexican fare. - S.H. Wine Enthusiast. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from California in USA. 2011 Honig Sauvignon Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

Tangy and bright, featuring ripe honeydew melon, Key lime pie and apple flavors that are juicy and refreshing. Drink now. 50,000 cases made. -MW This juicy, refreshing, medium bodied wine abounds with aromas of honeysuckle, grapefruit and lemon grass mingled with mango, kiwi, peach and grapefruit rind. The finish is long, crisp and minerally. - WineryWine Composition:96.2% Sauvignon Blanc3.2% Semillon0.6% MuscatAging:Aged on light lees for 3 months, 14% in neutral oak tanks (the oak tanks help develop mid-palate texture without adding any oak flavor) 86% in stainless steel tanks


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/03/2012

A Sauvignon Blanc wine from California in USA. 2011 Honig Sauvignon Blanc 750ml



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Aromas of orange blossom and grapefruit are accompanied by lemon, melon, peach, and nectarine flavors that are ripe, juicy and refreshing. Medium bodied, with a crisp, refreshing, slightly minerally finish.

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