2011 Salvestrin Estate Sauvignon Blanc


2011 Salvestrin Estate Sauvignon Blanc

$24 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt

This is a family farming that began simulataneously with the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 when Italian immigrants John and Emma Salvestrin purchased the Crane Ranch in Napa and started a vineyard. Three generations have continued the tradition on 26 acres now under the stewardship of Rich Salvestrin, who earned a degree in viticulture from Fresno State in 1987.

Salvestrin also produces great cabs and we just scored a six-pack of their 2008 “3D” Cabernet Sauvignon. Just 100 cases were made, and we couldn’t help ourselves by enjoying a bottle as part of our own 10-year celebration.

Winery Tasting Notes: “Lively notes of grapefruit, white peach and pear rise from the glass as this wine is poured. On the palate a crisp entry leads to balanced acidity, concentrated flavors and rich structure, while maintaining a soft round mouthfeel. The flavors return and last as the freshness pleasantly lingers.”

TMI: 100% steel fermentation; aged six months in 51% neutral oak and 49% stainless steel; 14.2% alcohol; just 970 cases made.

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