Silverado Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Yountville Miller Ranch 2006

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2006 SAUVIGNON BLANCTechnical Information: Vintage notes:Flooding kicked off the New Year in Napa Valley, which made for great news headlines, but did little damage to dormant vines, as seasonal cover crops stabilized soils in vineyards and rain continued late into spring. Gray skies and cool, wet weather delayed bud break by a few weeks, but also kept frost at bay. By early June, the sun came out and vines began to bloom and set fruit. In mid-July, a record-setting heat wave lasted about ten days. Whatever grapes may have been sunburned were removed during the normal post-veraison cluster thinning. Seasonal and somewhat cooler weather returned in August. The mild weather pattern continued throughout harvest, allowing for moderately paced and deliberate ripening and a long harvest period. Winemaking notes:Average harvest sugar was 23.3° Brix. To retain and enhance the crisp, fresh fruit character of Sauvignon Blanc, the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at 50- 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The wine did not undergo any malolatic fermentation. Analysis:Alcohol, 13.7 percent; titratable acidity, 5.95 grams per liter; pH, 3.25; residual sugar, 0.10 percent. Tasting notes:Pale yellow with a green tinge to the color. Flint, Meyer lemon and grapefruit citrus aromas, fresh citrus and green apple fruit flavors with a crisp acidity, lingering flavors through the finish.

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Silverado Vineyards:
The Stags Leap District is one of the smallest, yet most renowned, wine growing regions in Napa Valley. Here, Silverado Vineyards has been quietly producing world-class wines from their state-of-the-art winery for over 20 years. With grapes sourced almost entirely from Silverado’s family-owned estate vineyards, these hand-crafted wines are created in small lots with extreme care. They express... Read more
The Stags Leap District is one of the smallest, yet most renowned, wine growing regions in Napa Valley. Here, Silverado Vineyards has been quietly producing world-class wines from their state-of-the-art winery for over 20 years. With grapes sourced almost entirely from Silverado’s family-owned estate vineyards, these hand-crafted wines are created in small lots with extreme care. They express richness, elegance and age-worthiness. Silverado wines are unique - one-of-a-kind blends of location, philosophy and winemaking style. The Mediterranean-style stone winery, established in 1981, stands on a knoll above the Silverado Trail in the heart of the Stags Leap District. Silverado is a legendary name from the early mining days. Today it symbolizes the Miller family’s long term commitment to the future of Napa Valley wine. Read less

Member Reviews for Silverado Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Yountville Miller Ranch

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Snooth User: kalani
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4.50 5
05/04/2008

Summer chilled in a bottle


Snooth User: babybali
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5.00 5
04/26/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Silverado Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Yountville Miller Ranch

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Ripe, mouth-filling and flavorful; a core of pear, citrus and smoky flavors and a smooth, round finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Tangy and intense, with a focused beam of lime skin, wet hay, melon and fig flavors that extend through a lively, vanilla-tinged finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The lovely-scented 2006 Sauvignon Blanc Miller Ranch exhibits loads of fig, melon, and honeyed grapefruit, followed by a dry, crisp finish. Enjoy it over the next year.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Siverado's super, dry, crisp 2007 Sauvignon Blanc Ranch reveals honeyed grapefruit, fig, melon, and Thai lemon grass notes in its fresh, medium-bodied personality. It is ideal for drinking over the next year.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Clean and simple, with modest citrus and pear-scented flavors. Picks up a touch of oak and spice on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Lively, with very good intensity to the green and yellow apple, lemon-lime and floral tones. Concentration lingers, with a tangy dried apple flavor. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Brilliant honey, cornsilk color; varietal herb, flint and Meyer lemon aromas; spice, citrus, medium tart, medium body, long clean finish.


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2006 SAUVIGNON BLANCTechnical Information: Vintage notes:Flooding kicked off the New Year in Napa Valley, which made for great news headlines, but did little damage to dormant vines, as seasonal cover crops stabilized soils in vineyards and rain continued late into spring. Gray skies and cool, wet weather delayed bud break by a few weeks, but also kept frost at bay. By early June, the sun came out and vines began to bloom and set fruit. In mid-July, a record-setting heat wave lasted about ten days. Whatever grapes may have been sunburned were removed during the normal post-veraison cluster thinning. Seasonal and somewhat cooler weather returned in August. The mild weather pattern continued throughout harvest, allowing for moderately paced and deliberate ripening and a long harvest period. Winemaking notes:Average harvest sugar was 23.3° Brix. To retain and enhance the crisp, fresh fruit character of Sauvignon Blanc, the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at 50- 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The wine did not undergo any malolatic fermentation. Analysis:Alcohol, 13.7 percent; titratable acidity, 5.95 grams per liter; pH, 3.25; residual sugar, 0.10 percent. Tasting notes:Pale yellow with a green tinge to the color. Flint, Meyer lemon and grapefruit citrus aromas, fresh citrus and green apple fruit flavors with a crisp acidity, lingering flavors through the finish.

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