2009 SAUVIGNON BLANCWine Match Special Selection

80% Sauvignon Blanc
Gainey Vineyard

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $14.00
club price: $11.20
available:Limited
cases:not available
formats: 750mL
released:Feb 24, 2010
date profiled:Dec 16, 2010
region:Central Coast
AVA:Santa Ynez Valley
vineyards:100% Gainey Home Ranch
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:Blended
alcohol:13.0%
fined:Yes
filtered:Yes
oak type:Unoaked 
oak barrels:Not Applicable  
 
 
varietal%AVAclone
sauvignon blanc 80%
semillon 20%
 
ships to: AK CA CO HI IL IA KS MI MN MO NE NV NH NM NC ND OR SC VT VA WA WV WI WY
 
Winemaker Jon Engelskirger Notes
2009 saw a second consecutive year of drought conditions and early spring frosts in Santa Ynez Valley, diminishing yields of our Home Ranch Sauvignon Blanc. After a cool spring and early summer, heat spikes in August and September - coupled with low yields and small berry sizes - got our Home Ranch harvest off to an early start, with Sauvignon Blanc picked in pristine condition with excellent sugar-acid ratios. This lovely wine opens with ripe, classic varietal aromas of honeydew melon, lime, guava and grapefruit, with mineral, herbal spice and vanilla scents adding dimension and complexity. On the full, yet svelte palate, the wine's rich, concentrated melon, lime, lemon cream and white grapefuit flavors - underpinned by a refreshing minera ...more... lity - offer impressive depth, length and balance, culminating in a remarkably long finish. The latest in a long line of superb Gainey Vineyard Sauvignon Blancs, the 2009 makes a fine apertif sipper and a delicious accompaniment to seafood, poultry and salad dishes.
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