2016 Brander Sauvignon Blanc 40th Harvest

Year: 2016
Appellation: Los Olivos District, Santa Ynez Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Enthusiast: 90
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"When the slightly reductive and rubbery funk blows off about 10 minutes after opening this appellation blend, then come great aromas of rounded red apple, cut grass and wet rocks. There is a solid boost of acidity to the tip of the sip and a tantalizing structure, with flavors of Granny Smith apple and lime rinds. This is a full-bodied, even aggressive Sauv Blanc." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Our newly accamlied AVA, Los Olivos District, Sauvignon Blanc remains a perennial favoite. The Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from our own estate vineyard in Los Olivos, as well as a number of other carefully farmed vineyards within the Los Olivos AVA. We are also celebrating our 40th harvest with this vintage. The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc is a rich and well rounded wine brimming with a tropical exuberance. This wine leads with a nose of passionfruit, melon, and peach, while flavors of white nectarine and guava round out the deliciously ripe palate.We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labor as much as we do. Thank for your ongoing support!

The grapes were harvested by hand just as each individualvineyard achieved its perfect balance of flavor, ripeness, and acidity. Every lot of grapes was 100% destemmed, then gently pressed into stainless steel tanks, and inoculated with yeast. A small portion of this wine- five percent of the total blend- was transferred to neutral French oak barrels for additional richness and complexity.

Tasting Notes:
Rich, plush, and brimming with an tropical exuberance, this wine leads with a nose of passionfruit, honeydew melon, and hibiscus blossom, while flavors of white nectarine and guava round out the deliciously ripe palate. Pair with a chunk of Humboldt Fog blue cheese, fresh ceviche, or a Caesar salad with homemade croutons, Pecorino Romano, and fresh cracked black pepper.

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