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Honig Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford Reserve 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

An elegant, complex wine, with hints of grapefruit, lemon zest, and appealing floral notes. The rid mid-palate is accented by toasty oak, and followed by a long, crisp, mineral finish. 86% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon, 4% Muscat.

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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 Rutherford Reserve

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Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/11/2009

For me, this is a standard of white blends in Napa. Great balance of acid, fruit and alcohol. Love this wine for tart grassy, citrus flavors and medium long finish.


Snooth User: kuke
2746389
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/10/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/10/2009

Great example that a well made white wine can age. Citrus and sweet cream aromas with some herbs. Nice acid but smooth with citrus, spice and creme brulee. Nice long finish.


Snooth User: qmckenna
138455116
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/05/2009

pale straw color. Toasted oak nose, spicy, sour milk & yogurt. Long spicy finish. Much more serious structure than the regular bottling. 18.99


Snooth User: THORNiCUS
444485
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/18/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Honig Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford Reserve

External Review
Vintage: 2009 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



An elegant, complex wine, with hints of grapefruit, lemon zest, and appealing floral notes. The rid mid-palate is accented by toasty oak, and followed by a long, crisp, mineral finish. 86% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon, 4% Muscat.

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