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2007 Fortress Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc "Red Hills"

Fortress Vineyards 2007 Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Fortress Vineyards

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Hills"

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Musque Clone Sauvignon Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Lake County

State or country: CA

Price: $15

Cases produced: 2,128

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: June 23, 2009

Wine Review: This pale yellow colored Sauvignon Blanc opens with a light passion fruit like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, balanced, and a little crisp. The flavor profile is a cross between green apple and lemon. There is a touch of minerality as well. The finish is dry and nicely refreshing. This wine would pair nicely with ham. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Musque clone produces a Sauvignon Blanc reminiscent of a fine white Graves. This wine is crisp and clean with bright acidity and notes of kiwi, honeydew melon, and ocean brine. It is an excellent wine for pairing with cheese.

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