Sauvignon Blanc 2015 - 90 Points, The Planet Grape Wine Review/ A lively, refreshing trifecta of fruit, herbal and mineral notes.Add winemaker's notes
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Sauvignon Blanc 2015 - 90 Points, The Planet Grape Wine Review/ A lively, refreshing trifecta of fruit, herbal and mineral notes.
Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2014 - 89 Pts, Wine Enthusiast/ For such a large-production wine, this is admirably complex, featuring delicate herbal shadings accenting hints of nectarine and citrus…balanced by a long, mouthwatering finish.
Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2014 - 89 Pts - Wine Enthusiast/ For such a large-production wine, this is admirably complex, featuring delicate herbal shadings accenting hints of nectarine and citrus…balanced by a long, mouthwatering finish.
Heritance is the cornerstone Napa Valley brand of the Taub Family Vineyards. The family’s roots in the California wine business date back to the days just following the end of Prohibition. Three generations of Taubs, starting with Martin Taub, have contributed to an illustrious and enterprising legacy in the wine and spirits trade. Martin started Premiere - a distributorship in New York, and then with his son and partner David collaborated to found Palm Bay Imports in 1977. Current Palm Bay CEO Marc D. Taub, David’s son, continues the family legacy at the helm of Palm Bay International, one of the country’s premier wine importers. Marc’s vision to bring the family back to its wine industry roots in California led to the purchase of Heritance. With the original vision of industry icon Bernard Portet and his signature elegant style, Heritance was a superb fit for the Taub Family Vineyards. The name Heritance is fittingly derived from a combination of ‘heritage’ and ‘inheritance’ signifying the start of a new tradition and the continuation of an ending legacy. Production Area Napa Valley, CA - United States Grape Varieties 93% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Semillon. Vinification The grapes were hand harvested in mid-September. This wine was 95% stainless steel fermented below 60°F which made for a slow fermentation. The wine was kept on their lees to soften the relatively high acidity and impart some creamy complexity. The remaining 5% was barrel fermented and aged sur lies before blending into the larger lot for added complexity. Color Pale lemon-green. Bouquet Tropical fruit, Meyer lemon and pineapple, with hints of orange blossom. Taste Nuances of melon and Asian pear which gives way to good acidity and crispness followed by a smooth lingering finish. Alcohol 13.5% Serving Suggestions Sauvignon Blanc is a very food-friendly wine. Summer favorite for small bites such as grilled artichoke with garlic aioli and fragrant salads like Greek or Caesar. It is also the quintessential pairing with seafood, chicken and pork, as well as goats milk cheese like Selles-sur-Cher.
Based in the Awatere Valley – the southernmost, coolest and driest of Marlborough's growing regions – Yealands is one of only a handful of wineries around the world to be certified as carbon neutral and the first-ever to be certified from inception. The estate was founded on 08-08-08 by dynamic environmental entrepreneur and iconic figure Peter Yealands. Combining the very latest cutting-edge green technology and highly innovative thinking, the Yealands name quickly became synonymous with a passion for crafting ultra-premium wines in the most environmentally-friendly manner. Comprising 133 vineyards blocks on 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres), Yealands’ sustainable Seaview estate is designed with biological diversity in mind. Alongside the vineyards, 25 wetlands and more than 175,000 types of native flora support an ever-increasing range of fauna. Peter’s motto of “Think Boldly, Tread Lightly and Never Say it Can’t Be Done” guides his dedication to the land. His holistic approach to constantly-evolving sustainable vine growing practices has not only garnered global acclaim for beautifully crafted wines, but also admiration for his visionary tenacity. In 2014, Yealands was selected as the 2014 “Green Company of the Year” by The Drinks Business. Production Area 75% Seaview Vineyard, 25% Wairau Vineyard. Yealand’s Seaview Vineyard is New Zealand’s most coastal vineyard. Here the vines battle against the elements producing small berries with thick skins and wonderfully rich and intense flavors. The Wairau is a sub-region of Marlborough. The Yealands Wairau Vineyard is the most northerly planted vineyard. Located primarily on river beds, the soils have a high composition of river stones which reflect light and heat into the canopy, resulting in their distinctive tropical fruit characteristics. Grape Varieties 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Vinification Seven parcels of Sauvignon Blanc from the Seaview Vineyard and two from the Wairau Vineyard were selected to blend this wine. The parcels were harvested individually over a period of three weeks. The fruit was crushed, de-stemmed and gently pressed. The juice was cold settled for 72 hours, the clear juice was racked off, a long, cool fermentation followed in stainless steel tanks to capture and enhance the fruit flavors. Each of the nine individual parcels was fermented separately using a range of selected yeasts, they were then blended, stabilized, filtered and bottled. Color Pale lemon in color. Bouquet Stone fruit and guava with fresh, aromatic herbal notes. Taste The palate is brimming with zingy fruit that is balanced with a long, crisp, mineral finish. Alcohol 13% Serving Suggestions Pair with seafood, poultry, salads and pastas.
Arrogant Frog is an estate-bottled wine created and produced by Jean-Claude Mas, 4th-Generation Winemaker. Steeped in legacy, and heritage, Jean-Claude’s unwavering commitment to creating superior wines is his direct response to an “arrogant” assumption that the Languedoc region can’t produce world class wines. This passion has resulted in the domaine becoming the largest privately-owned winery in France outside Champagne, and Arrogant Frog becoming an international success with its engaging, easy-going, and elegant style. Production Area Languedoc- between the Mediterranean Sea and the Hérault Valley. Grape Varieties 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Vinification Grapes are destemmed and undergo a cool maceration without skin contact. Pneumatic pressing (of only free run juice) is used. The wine is racked for clarification, followed by a cool fermentation for 18 days. During this process the wine is protected from oxygen contact with the use of nitrogen gas. The wine rests for 2 months on its lees in stainless steel vats for added complexity. Color Bright lemon. Bouquet Complex and fresh with aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry and herbaceous notes and a hint of smokiness. Taste Fruit and lively with great balance and persistence. Alcohol 12.5% Serving Suggestions Served with shell fish, poached or grilled seafood, sushi and sashimi, salads and vegetable dishes.
Heritance is the creation of Bernard Portet, a visionary Napa Valley winemaking icon who has been crafting wine in this acclaimed region for decades. For Heritance, Bernard works closely with his grower-partners, practicing sustainable farming techniques to achieve the highest quality fruit from select Napa Valley vineyards. Through his assemblage winemaking approach, Bernard and his team blend small lot wines from different varieties and terroirs to create wines that are greater than the sum of their parts. In Bernard’s signature style, Heritance wines are elegant, complex and balanced, and are crafted to pair beautifully with food. Bob Pepi is Consulting Winemaker. Bob started making wines with his father Robert Pepi (in Oakville) in 1981. Production Area The grapes for this wine comes from vineyards located in the Rutherford and Yountville appellations in Napa Valley. In Rutherford and Yountville, the soils are gravelly and well-drained. The Semillon comes from the Pope Valley area of Napa Valley, grown in soil of well-drained gravel and alluvial-loam. The Sauvignon Blanc comes from the Decarle Vineyard/Rutherford and Napa River Ranch/Yountville. Grape Varieties 93% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Semillon Vinification The grapes are hand harvested in mid-September. The wine undergoes a slow fermentation in stainless steel tanks at temperatures below 60°F. Lees aging softens the naturally high acidity and adds a creamy texture to the wine. Color Pale lemon-green Bouquet Intense aromas of citrus, apricot, fig, melon are accompanied by delicate tropical notes. Taste Dry, round and full-bodied with citrus, stone fruit and passion fruit notes which lead to a long finish. Alcohol 13.8% Serving Suggestions A quintessential pairing with seafood, chicken and pork, as well as soft cheeses such as goats milk cheese.
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