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Beringer Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 750ML 2013
Sku: 1252
The 2013 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is an enticing wine with aromas of bright citrus zest, gooseberry and notes of white flowers. Flavors of lemon and tangerine zest are complemented by a bright ...more
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Product Information
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa County
Appellation: Napa Valley
Grape Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Still wine
Reg. $12.99
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Robert Parker: You will not find a better value in 2013 Sauvignon Blanc (except for the same empireís Ch‚teau St. Jean) than Beringerís 2013 Sauvignon Blanc. Its delicate straw color is accompanied by crisp notes of honeyed grapefruit, subtle herbs and lots of melony fruit. This fresh, dramatic, light to medium-bodied, zesty, pure Sauvignon should be enjoyed over the next 12 months.

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The 2013 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is an enticing wine with aromas of bright citrus zest, gooseberry and notes of white flowers. Flavors of lemon and tangerine zest are complemented by a bright acidity and round mouthfeel.
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Wine & Spirits: A sharp touch of citrus cuts the unctuous texture of this wine, a full-bodied Sauvignon for roasted white meats. "Best Buy"

Wine maker notes
Beringerís 2003 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc was grown in Bale Lane Vineyard, just north of the winery in St. Helena, and Gamble Ranch, a vineyard located mid-Valley near Oakville. At some distance from the cooling influence of San Pablo Bay, these areas have warm daytime temperatures and restrictive soils that are key ingredients in growing high quality Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Beringerís vineyard manager, Bob Steinhauer, and his team diligently manage the Sauvignon Blancís innate vigor through proper trellising and other viticultural practices to increase sunlight exposure and air circulation to the clusters so the vines will produce grapes with balanced citrus, lush stone fruit and melon flavors backed with a subtle herbal character.

In 2003, Winemaker Laurie Hook chose to send the Sauvignon Blanc fruit directly to the press, by-passing the stemmer-crusher, to protect more of the varietalís delicate aromas and flavors. She also fermented individual vineyard lots separately using different techniques to highlight various characteristics and bring more complexity to the wine. About 30 percent of the juice was barrel fermented and aged for five months in small, seasoned French oak barrels so soft spice and vanilla elements would be introduced without overpowering the wineís bright acidity and fruitiness. In a separate process, Laurie cold-fermented the balance of the juice to highlight the Sauvignon Blancís citrus, grapefruit and herbal notes.


Producer
Beringer Vineyards Ė The Beginning Our history dates back to the year 1868, when Jacob Beringer, enticed by the splendid opportunities of the new world, sailed from his home in Mainz, Germany to New York. However, New York did not appeal to Jacob and after hearing that the warm and Mediterranean plains of California were quite similar to the vineyards back home, he soon made his way to the Napa Valley. It was here that Jacob Beringer, along with his brother, Frederick Beringer, purchased land for the first Beringer Vineyard in 1875. Beringer Vineyards Ė Today Beringer Vineyards holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley. It is also one of the very few wineries that survived the draconian prohibition of 1922, which lasted over a decade. The estate is also in the National Register for Historic Places as a historic district, a status it has held since 2001. With its perfect blend of modern technology and age old traditions, Beringer Vineyards still produces memorable wines that continue to bring recognition to the company and all of Napa Valley.


 
 

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