envelope
Sterling Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Vintner's Collection  750ml
SKU 451665

Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Sauvignon Blanc

Monterey County - California - United States

Professional Wine Reviews for Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Sauvignon Blanc

More Info -
Showing lovely poise and precision, our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc achieves the perfect balance between the ripe, tropical-fruit style and the lean, angular fresh-cut-grass style of the varietal. Fresh aromas of guava, passion fruit, orange peel and lemongrass leap from the glass, followed by a juicy, well-developed palate. Lees stirring lends weight and depth to the varietal’s inherently bright and tangy flavors. Immensely satisfying, the wine is incredibly versatile with food. Try it chilled with fresh seafood, such as a Cioppino or spicy Thai soup, or simply enjoy its refreshing style on a warm summer’s day.

Additional information »

$15.74
Check availability
Add 12 more to get fixed rate shipping

Add
750ml
I've Had This
Add 12
bottles
$155.28
Save $33.60
$12.94 per bottle
Add 24
bottles
$248.16
Save $129.60
$10.34 per bottle
Add 36
bottles
$339.84
Save $226.80
$9.44 per bottle

More wines available from Sterling Vineyards

Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Sauvignon Blanc Customer Reviews

Product Rating  

There have been no reviews for this product. Be first to .

Customer also bought

Additional Information on Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Sauvignon Blanc

Winery Sterling Vineyards

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

One of the most commonly planted and cultivated white wine grape varietals in the world is the Sauvignon Blanc. This green skinned grape originated in southern France, where it is still grown today and produced into exceptionally high quality wines. However, it is also very much a varietal of the New World, and can be found almost anywhere with the correct climatic conditions for it to thrive in. Generally, Sauvignon Blanc grapes prefer cooler climates, and benefit best from an early harvest. Too much exposure to heat causes the juices inside the fruit to lose much of their character, and results in flat, uninteresting wines devoid of the grapes' usual bite and crispiness. In many countries, Sauvignon Blanc grape juices are aged in barrels, and are allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation, which transforms this dry and refreshing, zesty and fruity white wine into something far mellower, more buttery and refined.

Region: California

Since the 18th century, California has been a hugely important and influential wine region, acting as a trailblazer for other New World wine regions and utilizing an important blend of traditional and contemporary practices, methods and techniques relating to their wine production. Split into four key areas – the North Coast, the Central Coast, the South Coast and the Central Valley – Californian wineries make the most of their ideal climate and rich variety of terrains in order to produce a fascinating range of wines made with a long list of different fine grape varietals. Today, the state has almost half a million acres under vine, and is one of the world's largest wine exporters, with Californian wines being drunk and enjoyed all across the globe.

Country: United States

The first European settlers to consider growing grapevines in the United States must have been delighted when they discovered the now famous wine regions within California, Oregon and elsewhere. Not even in the Old World are there such fertile valleys, made ideal for vine cultivation by the blazing sunshine, long, hot summers and oceanic breezes. As such, it comes as little surprise that today more than eighty-nine percent of United States wines are grown in the valleys and on the mountainsides of California, where arguably some of the finest produce in the world is found. However, American wine does not begin and end with California, and due to the vast size of the country and the incredible range of terrains and climates found within the United States, there is probably no other country on earth which produces such a massive diversity of wines. From ice wines in the northern states, to sparkling wines, aromatized wines, fortified wines, reds, whites, rosés and more, the United States has endless surprises in store for lovers of New World wines.

Appellation: Monterey County

The Californian region of Monterey County may not be the most famous wine region within the state, but that doesn't stop it from producing many of the United States' finest red and white wines. Within Monterey County, we can find a truly impressive array of Italian and French grape varietals, used to produce the county's magnificent range of red and white wines. Monterey County is famous for its innovation and experimental approaches to viticulture, and all sorts of new methods and techniques are employed there to make the most of the imported grape varietals which thrive under the hot Californian sunshine and in the region's rich and fertile soils. The region is also well known for the use of sustainable and organic farming methods, making this a thoroughly modern and forward thinking region to watch out for.