About This Wine
More delicate grape varieties tend to pick up more flavors of the land in which they’re grown.
That’s certainly true of Sauvignon Blanc, a delicate variety that typically is transformed into crisp, refreshing wines — but wines that have a wide spectrum of both fruit and “earthy” aromas and flavors. Because some people aren’t enamored by such earthiness, many vintners add other varieties to the cuvee in order to achieve a less assertive finished product.
The winemaker for Jones Bridge Winery loves all the flavors associated with Sauvignon Blanc, but understands that not all people do. So she includes small portions of other white varieties to smooth out the aroma and flavor spectrum. That way, the fruit flavors shine, and a very refreshing wine is the result.
The 2011 vintage is an engaging wine with its lemon, lime and peach highlights, and its gooseberry and mineral shadings — both thirst quenching and great tasting.
About Sauvignon Blanc
Notable "grassy" aroma, often with notes of apple and citrus fruits. High acidity. Can amaze as a late harvest wine, with rich and complex flavors.
- Grape Composition:Sauvignon Blanc and Other White Varieties
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Lemon, Lime, Peach, Grass, Gooseberry and Minerals
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestionshellfish, or fish tacos.
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