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No Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Lake County 2007

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TASTING NOTESWe are proud to present Hartwell Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc from our estate vineyard in Carneros. Our vineyard, in Napa Valleys cool southernmost appellation, is just one mile from San Francisco/San Pablo Bay. Three distinct clones of Sauvignon Blanc provide individual characteristics in this layered, complex wine. Grapes are carefully sorted to eliminate imperfections and then gently whole-cluster pressed. The resulting juice is clean and intense, with rich flavor and mouthwatering acidity.The wine was fermented in 60% small stainless steel barrels and 40% French oak chteau barrels (25% new oak). The small stainless barrels bring a vibrant acidity to the wine and protect the lively varietal character of the Sauvignon Blanc which offers un bouquet of tropical notes, lime, grape fruit and citrus; on the other hand, the wine that was fermented and aged in oak contributes additional structure with a round mid-palate and long finish.Aged on the lees for eight months and stirred frequently, some barrels have accomplished the malolatic fermentation to give more complexity to the blend.This Sauvignon Blanc is meant to be enjoyed now, while some time in the bottle will enhance the wines delicious mineral characteristics.100% Sauvignon BlancRelease Date: Summer 2008Harvest Dates: September 12-18, 2007Cases Produced: 496

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TASTING NOTESWe are proud to present Hartwell Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc from our estate vineyard in Carneros. Our vineyard, in Napa Valleys cool southernmost appellation, is just one mile from San Francisco/San Pablo Bay. Three distinct clones of Sauvignon Blanc provide individual characteristics in this layered, complex wine. Grapes are carefully sorted to eliminate imperfections and then gently whole-cluster pressed. The resulting juice is clean and intense, with rich flavor and mouthwatering acidity.The wine was fermented in 60% small stainless steel barrels and 40% French oak chteau barrels (25% new oak). The small stainless barrels bring a vibrant acidity to the wine and protect the lively varietal character of the Sauvignon Blanc which offers un bouquet of tropical notes, lime, grape fruit and citrus; on the other hand, the wine that was fermented and aged in oak contributes additional structure with a round mid-palate and long finish.Aged on the lees for eight months and stirred frequently, some barrels have accomplished the malolatic fermentation to give more complexity to the blend.This Sauvignon Blanc is meant to be enjoyed now, while some time in the bottle will enhance the wines delicious mineral characteristics.100% Sauvignon BlancRelease Date: Summer 2008Harvest Dates: September 12-18, 2007Cases Produced: 496

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