Sauvignon Blanc is a green-skinned grape variety that originates from the Bordeaux region of France. The grape most likely gets its name from the French words sauvage ("wild") and blanc ("white") due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France. Sauvignon Blanc is planted in many of the world's wine regions, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white varietal wine. The grape is also a component of the famous dessert wines from Sauternes and Barsac. Sauvignon Blanc is widely cultivated in France, Chile, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Washington and California. Some New World Sauvignon blancs, particularly from California, may also be called "Fume Blanc". Depending on the climate, the flavor can range from aggressively grassy to sweetly tropical. In cooler climates, the grape has a tendency to produce wines with noticeable acidity and "green flavors" of grass, green bell peppers and nettles with some tropical fruit (such as passion fruit) and floral (such as elderflower) notes. In warmer climates, it can develop more tropical fruit notes but risk losing a lot of aromatics from over-ripeness, leaving only slight grapefruit and tree fruit (such as peach) notes.
- Item #: i_238390Bottle Size: 750mlThe grapes for the J. Lohr Estates Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc are grown in the well-drained, sandy, cobblestone soils deposited by the Arroyo Seco River. These rugged soils keep yields in check and produce fruit with varietal intensity, minerality, and exceptional weight. The long cool growing season of the Arroyo Seco appellation ensures that the fleeting, exotic fruit flavors of Sauvignon Blanc are retained along with vibrant natural acidity. The Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc is created to be an expression of pure varietal character, influenced only by its terroir and gently guided by minimal farming and winemaking practices.
Winemaker's Notes: "The 2017 Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc is pale yellow in color, highlighted by aromas of honeysuckle and daffodil, bell pepper, fresh herbs, and lime. Barrel aging this wine in acacia wood results in a rich texture and a long finish."
- Item #: i_238990Bottle Size: 750mlIn the glass, this wine bursts with aromatics of grapefruit, juicy melon, key lime, and lychee notes. Hailing from the gravelly soils of the Arroyo Seco AVA, this Sauvignon Blanc is fermented in 100% neutral oak barrels. On the palate, vibrant acidity surrounds flavors of passionfruit, lime zest, and crushed rocks, which give way to a textured and complex finish.
- Item #: i_274350Bottle Size: 750mlMade by Chris Miller, Master Sommelier, the grapes come from Arroyo Seco, which lies at the southern end of Monterey County. Showing notes lemon grass, citrus, and stone fruits, this is the type of Sauvignon Blanc that makes you go back for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th glasses!