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2012 Franciscan Sauvignon Blanc "Napa Valley"

Franciscan 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Franciscan

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $17

Cases produced: 6,970

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: July 19, 2013

Wine Review: This pale yellow colored Sauvignon Blanc opens with a mild grapefruit bouquet with a hint of honeydew melon and pear. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, acidic, crisp and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a tart yellow grapefruit with hints of minerality and gentle lime. I also detected a hint of white pepper and green apple. The finish is dry and its flavors linger for quite some time. This wine would pair well with swordfish skewers off the grill. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: In our quest to produce a rich, vibrant, and supple Sauvignon Blanc, we took this wine on a little trip: the Loire meets New Zealand by way of Napa Valley. Appearance: Pale straw Aromas: Vivacious and extravagantly aromatic with lime zest, white grapefruit, honeydew melon, and lemongrass. Bright, effusive layers of fresh citrus and tropical fruit are interwoven with subtle mineral and floral notes and a hint of sweet vanilla bean. Flavors: Full and lively on the palate, brimming with fresh lime, grapefruit, green apple, and citrus blossom. The concentrated fresh-fruit flavors are deliciously true to the variety and echo the aroma, showcasing mouthwatering citrus with subtle grassy notes and crisp, cleansing minerality. Long, clean, refreshing finish.

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