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Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 750ml 2013
Sku: 2991
Melon and citrus aromas with floral and herbal notes and a touch of oak on a vibrantly fruity palate, which shows a refined acidic texture. Pour with seafood, shellfish and poultry.
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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa County
Appellation: Napa Valley
Grape Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Still wine
Reg. $33.34
On Sale $28.99
Buy Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc
Intense melon and citrus fruit aromas with delicatefloral and herbal notes and a slight touch of oak are confirmed on this wine's vibrantly fruity palate, which shows a refined acidity balanced by a crisp texture.

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Melon and citrus aromas with floral and herbal notes and a touch of oak on a vibrantly fruity palate, which shows a refined acidic texture. Pour with seafood, shellfish and poultry.
Wine maker notes
The fruit is pressed immediately after harvest partially as whole berries and partially as clusters to control skin contact. Multiple yeast strains are used to enhance the wine's spectrum of aromatic and flavor complexity. To further fine-tune flavors, the alcoholic fermentation of 75 to 80 percent of the must takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and the balance in small French oak barrels.

Approximately half of the tank-fermented component is then transferred to small French oak barrels, with the barrel-fermented component, for three to five months' aging. The barrels range in age from one to two years old, and the majority of the wine is aged in the older barrels. The barrel-fermented component is periodically stirred, a process called "bâtonnage," to redistribute the lees, which enriches the wine's texture and helps integrate the fruit flavors with the oak nuances. Up to ten percent of Sémillon adds mineral and ripe fig notes to the blend, and five percent or less of Sauvignon Musqué, a clone of Sauvignon Blanc, contributes a hint of spiciness to the wine. There is no malolactic fermentation.


Technical notes
GRAPE VARIETY: 85%-90% Sauvignon Blanc, 2%-5% Sauvignon Musqué, 5%-10% Sémillion ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.5%-14.5% TOTAL ACIDITY: 0.60-0.65g/100ml RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.04-0.09g/100ml pH: 3.50-3.60

Producer
The Cakebreads show their commitment to quality through their years of family teamwork, their stewardship of the land, their care in growing and vinifying individual lots of grapes for each wine and their public programs for healthy living. The result is a world-class winery that crafts distinctive wines and welcomes dedicated visitors year after year.