Neal Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Howell Mountain 2011

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This is a wine that captures classic Sauvignon Blanc fruit characters and a hint of very ripe tropical flavors. Very intense aromas include pure Sauvignon Blanc fruit, gooseberry, citrus, floral blossoms, and tropical fruits. While the bright acidity contributes to a long, lingering character, a richness softens the mouth-feel and adds complexity. Best served cold and pairs well with chicken, seafood and rich, flavorful sauces. Not yet reviewed 2010 vintage rated 92 points by Wine Enthusiast.

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Neal Family Vineyards:
Mark Neal worked for his father's business since its inception and in 1994, shortly after Jack's passing, he assumed the position of President and Owner of Jack Neal & Son (JNS), Inc. JNS started implementing organic farming practices in 1984 and, today, the company farms over 85% of the vineyards under its management - most of which are planted on the hillsides of Napa Valley - organically. ... Read more
Mark Neal worked for his father's business since its inception and in 1994, shortly after Jack's passing, he assumed the position of President and Owner of Jack Neal & Son (JNS), Inc. JNS started implementing organic farming practices in 1984 and, today, the company farms over 85% of the vineyards under its management - most of which are planted on the hillsides of Napa Valley - organically. For four decades, it has been the Neal Family's mission to grow the highest quality wine grapes, which produce the ultra-premium wines world renowned to the Napa Valley. Mark Neal has diligently worked to complete the family dream of building a winery. He built Neal Family Vineyards with the intention of producing wines that exemplify the quality of the winegrapes grown by his family for many years. Wines produced by the Neal Family Vineyards winery are a tribute to his father, who taught Mark the importance of family and friends, a true appreciation of the vineyards and the winegrowing process, and the love of great food paired with exceptional wine. Read less

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/12/2010

Very crisp and refreshing sauv blanc. - Tasted at winery with Mark Neal 4/23/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 04/27/2010

Four and a half glasses


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Vintage: 2008 04/17/2009

This is the second bottling of Neal's Sauvignon Blanc which achieves their goal of producing a wine that captures classic sauvignon blanc fruit characters, a hint of very ripe tropical flavors and a richness without using any oak aging. The intense aromas include citrus, floral blossoms and the hint of pineapple-guava characters. First impressions in the mouth are of citrus: Meyer lemon, lime and grapefruit. After the initial impact of a bright and lively mouthfeel, more of the tropical flavors appear, including passion fruit and pineapple. The finish has a slight creamy texture, creating a great long finish and pleasant aftertaste. This is a delightful food wine. Mark J. Neal built Neal Family Vineyards winery to compliment his family's forty-year history of winemaking in the Napa Valley. It is their goal to craft superior valley and mountain grown wines, organically farmed and produced and bottled on Howell Mountain in Napa County, California. They ensure that the entire winemaking process is quality driven--from ground, to grape, to glass--and only release wines that they feel express the very best qualities of ultra premium Napa Valley fruit and represent their family's ongoing dedication to the superiority associated with the wines of this region.



This is a wine that captures classic Sauvignon Blanc fruit characters and a hint of very ripe tropical flavors. Very intense aromas include pure Sauvignon Blanc fruit, gooseberry, citrus, floral blossoms, and tropical fruits. While the bright acidity contributes to a long, lingering character, a richness softens the mouth-feel and adds complexity. Best served cold and pairs well with chicken, seafood and rich, flavorful sauces. Not yet reviewed 2010 vintage rated 92 points by Wine Enthusiast.

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