Honig Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford Reserve 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

90 points Robert Parker: The 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford Reserve reveals more honeyed melon, gravel and flint notes as well as additional body and depth. Composed of 85% Sauvignon, 11% Semillon and 4% Muscat (surprise, surprise), it reveals a fatter, more exotic character than the regular cuvee. If you want a pure Sauvignon, drink the regular bottling, but if you want more exoticism, personality and a walk on the wild side, check out the Rutherford Reserve. It should drink well for 1-3 years. (Dec 2010)

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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 Reserve

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/20/2011

The 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford Reserve reveals more honeyed melon, gravel and flint notes as well as additional body and depth. Composed of 85% Sauvignon, 11% Semillon and 4% Muscat (surprise, surprise), it reveals a fatter, more exotic characte... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from California in USA. 2009 Honig Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 750ml



90 points Robert Parker: The 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford Reserve reveals more honeyed melon, gravel and flint notes as well as additional body and depth. Composed of 85% Sauvignon, 11% Semillon and 4% Muscat (surprise, surprise), it reveals a fatter, more exotic character than the regular cuvee. If you want a pure Sauvignon, drink the regular bottling, but if you want more exoticism, personality and a walk on the wild side, check out the Rutherford Reserve. It should drink well for 1-3 years. (Dec 2010)

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic


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