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Schug Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Coast 2013

Winemaker's Notes:

The well-balanced Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from cooler vineyards in the southern end of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The Hi-Vista Vineyard in western Carneros and the Grossi Vineyard north of Petaluma contribute spice and bright tangy acidity. The Leveroni Vineyard south of Sonoma contributes the unique floral character of the Sauvignon "musque" clone. The resulting blend has a bouquet of nectarine and grapefruit zest, leading to lush fruit flavors of kiwi, lime, and grapefruit. It finishes with a refreshing minerality and zesty acidity that makes it an ideal accompaniment to a wine range of soups, salads and shellfish dishes.

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Schug Carneros Estate:
Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers. Walter Schug's reputation blossomed during his tenure as Founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the 1970s, where he made California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend (Insignia) and legendary vineyard designated Cabernets (Bacchus... Read more
Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers. Walter Schug's reputation blossomed during his tenure as Founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the 1970s, where he made California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend (Insignia) and legendary vineyard designated Cabernets (Bacchus and Eisele Vineyards). Drawing on his long experience in the production of fine wines in both Europe and California, Walter set up his own winery with his wife Gertrud in the cool, marine climate of the Carneros Appellation. Here he could focus on the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals that had always been close to his heart. In 1995 Sonoma-born winemaker Michael Cox came on board at Schug. Trained in Enology at UC Davis, Mike worked in several Californian wineries before he was lured from Napa Valley to Carneros - Sonoma, to work with Walter Schug as his assistant winemaker. One year later he was promoted to Winemaker and placed in charge of the day-to-day winemaking duties, where he remains today. Schug Carneros Estate Winery combines old world understanding and tradition with modern winemaking techniques. By using only the finest grapes available, and maintaining the best winemaking values, these wines have gained acceptance worldwide as true contemporary classics. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Schug Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Coast

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464713,839
4.00 5
10/17/2014

Medium intensity peach aromas with light grapefruit and lemon zest to follow. Meaty and juicy flavors of lemon, peach, pear and green apple mingle on the firm and intense palate. There's enough balance and structure here to stand up to a variety of foods and flavors, while being interesting enough to drink on its own. Very good and well made wine.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 09/03/2013

Rather fruity on the nose in a fresh guava, peach, tangelo kind of way with the fruit built upon a base of old wood notes. This enters the mouth soft and creamy though there is enough acidity here to keep this lively and fresh in the mouth. The fruit on the palate echoes the nose with attractive freshness and perhaps a bit more of a tropical papaya/pineapple cast to it before it turns melony on the backend and fades into a clean, lightly green fruited finish. 87pts


Member Reviews for Schug Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Coast

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Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464713,839
4.40 5
10/17/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464713,839
4.50 5
10/17/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.40 5
Vintage: 2012 09/03/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Pyrifera
564071,107
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/02/2009

Wonderful grassy aromas with hints of melon and citrus. The flavors matched the aromas, with strong grass and citrus flavors. Light, crisp, and clean, with tingling acidity. A very good SB.


Snooth User: janabagana
4652424
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/22/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/22/2009

Metallic nose, buttery shellfish on the mouth, this wine has a long body with an astringent release, with salty apricot, raspberry, meat, and styrofoam.


Snooth User: Majikk
40225450
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 05/01/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Schug Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Coast

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

An easy wine-this is zesty in acidity and slightly sweet in orange jam and pineapple flavors. The sweetness is the dominant feature, making it a good partner for slightly sweet foods, like teriyaki dishes. - S.H. Melon, pear and citrus notes have spicy details, with a firm acidity and aromatic finish. Drink now. 2,385 cases made. -MW


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 02/19/2015

An easy wine—this is zesty in acidity and slightly sweet in orange jam and pineapple flavors. The sweetness is the dominant feature, making it a good partner for slightly sweet foods, like teriyaki dishes. - S.H. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 86 Points Melon, pear and citrus notes have spicy details, with a firm acidity and aromatic finish. Drink now. 2,385 cases made. –MW - Wine Spectator Magazine 85 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 11/04/2014

An easy winethis is zesty in acidity and slightly sweet in orange jam and pineapple flavors. The sweetness is the dominant feature, making it a good partner for slightly sweet foods, like teriyaki dishes. - S.H. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 86 PointsMelon, pear and citrus notes have spicy details, with a firm acidity and aromatic finish. Drink now. 2,385 cases made. MW - Wine Spectator Magazine 85 Points


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

This well-balanced Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of vineyards from very different microclimates in Sonoma County. Grapes grown in the cooler Carneros district contribute spice and acidity for excellent food compatibility, while the warmer-grown Bennett Valley grapes, Sauvignon Musque, contribute lush fruit flavors reminiscent of melon, honeysuckle and grapefruit. These flavors are enhanced by the creamy richness of fermentation and aging on the yeast ("sur lie"). This wine finishes with a clean, crisp acidity that makes it an ideal accompaniment to a wide range of soups, salads and shellfish dishes. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 10/24/2011

Crisp and tart like a good Sauvignon Blanc should be, and dry, with a blast of fruity flavor. Floods the palate with lemons, limes, grapefruits and green apples, and richer notes of guava and passionfruit. - S.H.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 05/11/2011

WE: 88 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2007 11/25/2009

WS: 87 Points



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The well-balanced Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from cooler vineyards in the southern end of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The Hi-Vista Vineyard in western Carneros and the Grossi Vineyard north of Petaluma contribute spice and bright tangy acidity. The Leveroni Vineyard south of Sonoma contributes the unique floral character of the Sauvignon "musque" clone. The resulting blend has a bouquet of nectarine and grapefruit zest, leading to lush fruit flavors of kiwi, lime, and grapefruit. It finishes with a refreshing minerality and zesty acidity that makes it an ideal accompaniment to a wine range of soups, salads and shellfish dishes.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.8%

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