Wente Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Lake County Louis Mel 2009

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This Sauvignon Blanc has a beautiful straw color and aromas of guava, melon, gooseberry, citrus and pineapple. With ...

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Wente's estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley are a prime location for Sauvignon Blanc. Warm temperatures are balanced by the cooling breezes of... Read more

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Source: WineExpress.com
03/16/2011

Wente's estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley are a prime location for Sauvignon Blanc. Warm temperatures are balanced by the cooling breezes off of the San Francisco Bay. Louis Mel came to California from France in the 1800's with vine cuttings from the famed Chateau D'Yquem in Bordeaux. The Wente's acquired the Mel estate in the 1930's and the sustainably grown vines on the estate today are descendants of those original cuttings. This 2009 named for Mon. Mel scored 90 points in the Wine Enthusiast Magazine who said "This varietally correct Sauvignon Blanc is clean, crisp and refreshing, with plenty of honey, pineapple and green apple, and yet has some meat on its bones, with a rich mouthfeel that belies its all-stainless-steel aging. It also has just a touch (2%) of Sémillon."


Winemaker's Notes:

Fermentation: The grapes were fermented cold to ensure that the natural fruitiness was retained. Aging: This wine was aged in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes:

This Sauvignon Blanc has a beautiful straw color and aromas of guava, melon, gooseberry, citrus and pineapple. With crisp acidity and flavors of honeydew melon and pineapple, this wine delivers a creamy, refreshing finish.

Fermentation: The grapes were fermented cold to ensure that the natural fruitiness was retained. Aging: This wine was aged in stainless steel tanks.

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Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

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Alcohol: 13.5%

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