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Foppiano Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley Estate, 2017


This wine showcases a blend of both the lush tropical style and a brighter lemon grass character. The results are aromas of ripe lemon zest and fresh cut grass. Kiwi lemonade, grapefruit and sweet tart passion fruit dominate the palate, while a slight effervescence and long finish makes this the perfect wine for the warm days of summer.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Sauvignon Blanc derives perceptibly pleasant aromas and flavor complexity from brief skin contact. Our grapes are machine harvested at night and early morning to ensure the fruit is cool. The lightly crushed grapes sit in ½ ton bins for 2-3 hours before being pressed into tanks for cold setting. 48 to 72 hours later, the cleanest juice is racked into tanks for a slow, cool fermentation. A small percentage of the finished wine goes to neutral oak barrels to make a nice round finish.

Located just south of the town of Healdsburg, Foppiano vineyards sits on 160 acres in the acclaimed appellation of the Russian River Valley. Cool morning fog and warm summer days create an ideal microclimate for grape growing. The Foppiano family has been producing world class fruit on this land since its purchase in 1896. Today the vineyard is planted to Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Sauvignon Blanc on the warmer bench lands, and Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on the cooler land close to the Russian River.

Serving Hints
Serve at room temperature with robust dishes, including beef, venison, turkey, game birds and semi-soft or hard cheeses

PRODUCER: Foppiano Vineyards
COUNTRY: United States
REGION: Russian River Valley
GRAPE VARIETY: Sauvignon Blanc
pH: 3.31 g/l
ALCOHOL: 13.2%

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