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  • Mi Sueno Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Napa Valley, Calif

    Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Napa Valley, Calif

    5 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    Although Chardonnay is the signature white wine of California's Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Sauvignon Blanc deserves more attention than it gets, especially among those looking for crisper wines that can be both opulent and refreshing.
    At the higher end, many Napa and Sonoma wineries use at least some oak in the fermentation and aging of their Sauvignons, unlike most producers in the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, or New Zealand, where stainless-steel aging is pretty much the rule.
    I used to be against the use of oak in Sauvignon, believing that I was some kind of purist when it came to the grape...
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