St. Francis Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

St. Francis Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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St. Francis Sauvignon Blanc 2017
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SKU 12148

750ml

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This is a crisp, flavorful Sauvignon Blanc with bright aromas of key lime, tangerine and yellow peach. The flavors are rich and opulent with notes of mandarin orange and stone fruits that precede a backbone of acidity on the smooth finish. Harvest in 2016 started in the middle of August during a pattern of warm sunny days cooled by foggy mornings and breezy afternoons for most of the area. The early months of the year were very mild with little rain allowing the vines to progress steadily and uneventfully. Yields throughout the region were slightly below average but moderate weather starting in early summer gave the fruit plenty of time to develop great color and flavor, resulting in beautifully balanced wines.

Fruit for this refreshing wine comes from top growers in Sonoma County, an area renowned for producing high quality Sauvignon Blanc. To retain the bright flavors and crisp acidity of this varietal, the grapes were picked at dawn and arrived at the winery cold. The grapes were pressed and a majority of the juice was sent directly to stainless steel tank while a small portion went to barrel for fermentation. The wine was fermented slowly at 55ºF for over 30 days, preserving the wonderful aromas of Sauvignon Blanc. St. Francis prevented malolactic fermentation to preserve the wine’s clean, crisp texture. It was then aged for five months before bottling.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County
Brand St. Francis
Alcohol/vol 13.9%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Sauvignon Blanc has zesty scents of lemons and limes with touches of fresh herbs, mown grass and elderflower. Medium-bodied, lively and clean, this is a good example of a well-crafted Sauvignon with bags of varietal character and good length to boot. 9,800 cases produced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, June 2018
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Wine SpectatorGrapefruit, lime and green apple flavors are light, zingy and crisply refreshing in this white, on a light and seamless body, with a touch of candied ginger on the finish. Drink now. 9,800 cases made.

MaryAnn Worobiec, October 2018

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