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Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2012

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"I like to let the true Sauvignon Blanc varietal character shine in this wine. The 2011 Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc has vibrant aromas of gooseberry, pineapple and fresh pink grapefruit. The 100% stainless steel fermentation allows this wine to retain the fresh fruit flavors of pear, guava, passion fruit and citrus lime tones. The wine has a lush mouthfeel and I pick up notes of sweet clover and cassava melon. The balanced acidity on the finish offers a fresh, crisp end to this wine, perfect to compliment many foods or to sip alone on a warm day.” -Winery

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Napa Cellars:
What does Napa stand for? For some, it conjures up images of five-star resorts and world renowned restaurants, but everyone agrees Napa Valley represents the pinnacle of great wines; one of the world's great wine capitals. Napa Cellars embodies the classic Napa Valley style - ripe, rich, balanced and collectible. Most importantly, the wines of Napa Cellars taste of the depth of this great wine ... Read more
What does Napa stand for? For some, it conjures up images of five-star resorts and world renowned restaurants, but everyone agrees Napa Valley represents the pinnacle of great wines; one of the world's great wine capitals. Napa Cellars embodies the classic Napa Valley style - ripe, rich, balanced and collectible. Most importantly, the wines of Napa Cellars taste of the depth of this great wine region as much as the grapes themselves. In the valley's warm days and cool nights, our vineyards produce seven primary varieties for which Napa Valley has become famous. Try one of our classic wines, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
3.00 5
09/03/2013

Fruity and spicy on the nose with a hint of white pepper under tart apple, lemon and pineapple aromas framed with a hint of green tea. This enters the mouth with an almost sweet edge to the fruit followed by fine acidity that really perks up the mid palate with its rich, vivid flavors of pineapple and green apple This does stumble a bit on the finish which is short and shows lingering hard acids that throw the palate a bit out of balance. Pretty big and bold. 86pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.30 5
09/03/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: wriskit
16001177
4.00 5
04/11/2009

I love this wine after just one bottle. It has a great aroma, flavor, aftertaste and it dances on the tongue. It was the last of its kind in my local store and at 9.99, a bargain. I'd give it the top rating of 5 but I'm conservative so I'll wait till I find another bottle to enjoy. Napa Ridge winery is a creation of Beringer so I do not think that vintages will be of any significance since they probably adjust the blend to maintain a consistent product. It went great with mussels steamed in wine (with garlic, olive oil, onions, chopped cilantro and a little hot pepper. It was a fabulous accompaniment to red snapper baked in creme fraiche, shallots and mustard (look up Ina Gartin's recipe on the internet.) Its simple and delicious to consume.


Snooth User: janbrue
9240368
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/22/2011

Light and crisp. A favorite sav blanc


Snooth User: sgarcia61
783176470
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/14/2013

Three glasses


Snooth User: JOst
138984201
2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/13/2009

Two glasses


Snooth User: hezekkia
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 06/17/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 12/29/2015

Aromas & Flavors: Excite your senses…with aromas of vibrant gooseberry, pineapple and fresh pink grapefruit followed by flavors of pear, guava, passion fruit, lime, sweet clover and melon. Food Pairings: Try this wine with…just about any food including grilled swordfish salad with Thai spices, or enjoy it all by itself.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 06/30/2015

WINEMAKER NOTES: The Napa Cellars 2013 Sauvignon Blanc opens with enticing aromas of fresh pineapple, white nectarine, sweet spring grass, jasmine, guava and hints of meyer lemon oil. Full and lively on the palate, flavors of melon, guava, green apple, white grapefruit, floral and honey tones complement a crisp and bright acidity. The body has a round mouthfeel and the delectable finish is clean and long. Joe recommends pairing the Napa Cellars 2013 Sauvignon Blanc with crab cakes and fish tacos. VINEYARD: To bring out the aromas and flavors that make this varietal so appealing, the majority of fruit for the Napa Cellars 2013 Sauvignon Blanc is hand-selected from several sub-appellations in the warmer regions of Napa Valley, such as Rutherford and Yountville. Napa Valley’s warm days and cool nights help to develop this Sauvignon Blanc’s beautiful and vibrant aromatics, as well as its balanced acidity. WINEMAKING: The 2013 growing season offered superlative growing conditions, which resulted in an abundance of premium grapes. After the grapes arrive at the winery, they are immediately de-stemmed and sent to the press. A cool fermentation in 100% stainless steel tanks follows, helping to preserve the bright and crisp Sauvignon Blanc fruit characteristics.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/31/2013

Napa Cellars 2012 Sauvignon Blanc has vibrant aromas of ruby red grapefruit, key lime and hints of grass. The 100% stainless steel fermentation allows the wine to retain the fresh fruit flavors of pineapple, guava, passion fruit and citrus tones. The wine has a lush mouthfeel of delicately balanced acid and fruit with a fresh, crisp lemon zest finish. Pair the Napa Cellars 2012 Sauvignon Blanc with crab cakes or chicken kebabs for a delightful and light food pairing. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 01/03/2013

"I like to let the true Sauvignon Blanc varietal character shine in this wine. The 2011 Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc has vibrant aromas of gooseberry, pineapple and fresh pink grapefruit. The 100% stainless steel fermentation allows this wine to retain the fresh fruit flavors of pear, guava, passion fruit and citrus lime tones. The wine has a lush mouthfeel and I pick up notes of sweet clover and cassava melon. The balanced acidity on the finish offers a fresh, crisp end to this wine - perfect to compliment many foods or to sip alone on a warm day." - Joe Shirley, Winemaker


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 10/24/2011

"This bright Sauvignon Blanc showcases nectarine, honey and Meyer lemon aromas with pineapple and white peach flavors. A warm climate Sauvignon Blanc, it displays a nice balance of acidity, tropical fruit, and softer citrus tones. Subtle floral notes of honeysuckle and orange blossom linger through the finish." -Joe Shirley, Winemaker


External Review
Vintage: 2009 03/30/2012

The fruit for this 2009 Sauvignon Blanc was selected from prime vineyards in warmer regions of the Napa Valley, where Sauvignon Blanc can ripen fully obtain lush flavors. Rutherford, St. Helena and Calistoga vineyards are sourced. The grapes arrived at the winery and were immediately destemmed and pressed. A cool fermentation in 100% stainless steel tanks followed, helping to preserve the quintessential Sauvignon Blanc fruit characteristics. It shows tropical fruit, grapefruit, kiwi, guava and blooming orange blossom. A crisp and refreshing balance that brings delicate flowery notes lingering on the finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 04/20/2010

Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2008 and all other premium wine from Napa Cellars available at discounted prices at WineDada.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


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"I like to let the true Sauvignon Blanc varietal character shine in this wine. The 2011 Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc has vibrant aromas of gooseberry, pineapple and fresh pink grapefruit. The 100% stainless steel fermentation allows this wine to retain the fresh fruit flavors of pear, guava, passion fruit and citrus lime tones. The wine has a lush mouthfeel and I pick up notes of sweet clover and cassava melon. The balanced acidity on the finish offers a fresh, crisp end to this wine, perfect to compliment many foods or to sip alone on a warm day.” -Winery

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