About This Wine
It’s time for a brief history lesson, courtesy of Old School Lane Cellars.
The first vine cuttings of Sauvignon Blanc were brought to California during the 1880s by Charles Wetmore, founder of Cresta Blanca Winery. Some of those cuttings came from France’s legendary Chateau Y’Quem, where the variety was used to make a world-famous dessert wine known as Sauternes.
Most California wineries embraced that sweet style during Sauvignon Blanc’s early years in the state. Before long, the variety was among the favorites of all American wines. It wasn’t until well into the 20th century that significant numbers of vintners began making California Sauvignon Blanc in a dry style.
That proved to be a wonderful decision, as the variety’s popularity skyrocketed during the last decades of the century. As Wine Spectator put it, “The wines just keep getting better and better.” Open the 2011 Old School Lane Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, and do your own research.
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:Tropical Fruit, Citrus, Hay and a Hint of Minerals
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestiongarlic shrimp, or artichoke dip.