Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California
This vibrant wine offers a pleasing tropical nose of orange blossom,
grapefruit, lychee and peach. On the palate the wine has a juicy, fruit-driven entry with lively acidity and flavors of guava, honeyed tangerine, juicy Comice pear, Kaffir lime and a mineral edge. The citrus notes mingle with sandalwood spice and linger on the energetic finish.
Pair this wine with mild Thai curries or shellfish pasta with shallot and white-wine broth.
More about structure than flavor when first poured, this opens over the course of a day to delicate, refined lemon and passionfruit character. Wood cushions and balances the fruit, seeming to lengthen it as the wine stretches out. For roast sea bass with chanterelles.
Considered one of the "first growths" of Napa Valley, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars produces renowned Cabernet Sauvignon from its historic Stags Leap District estate vineyards. Founded in 1970, the winery brought international recognition to California winemaking and the Napa Valley when the 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon won the now famout 1976 Paris Tasting, also known as the "Judgement of Paris." Stag's Leap Wine Cellars' three estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignons - CASK 23, S.L.V. and... View More