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Staff Pick

Elizabeth Spencer Sauvignon Blanc - 2017

Item # 18446 750mL
$18.96 $14.96 / Single Bottle
You Save 21%
$227.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
You Save 29%
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Tasting Notes

This alluring Sauvignon Blanc comes from the winemaking team of Elizabeth Pressler and Spencer Graham. Thirty-year-old vines and extended lees contact give it a rich mouthfeel, with grapefruit and white flower aromas bursting from the glass.


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Staff Pick Notes

So I made some clams and linguine with white wine last night... Let me tell you how great this wine is not only with it but in it! Fresh and fragrant, perfect acidity and just the right amount of tart citrus as well as ripe fruit. The price doesn't make it a waste on the food, plus if you don't like the wine flavor then why would you like it in your food anyway. This is top-notch producer with high-quality Mendocino fruit. I would have this wine with mussels, grilled garlic shrimp, and the list goes on...

- SCB

Astor's Glossary of Terms

California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.

Sauvignon Blanc

Few varietals have spawned as bizarre a list of descriptors as Sauvignon Blanc. Believe it or not, “cat pee” is in fact a complimentary tasting note, associated with some of the best bottlings. (It’s a somewhat odd way of pointing out herbaceousness in the wine.) Cat pee aside, Sauvignon Blanc (sometimes called "Fumé Blanc" in California) is a bit of a chameleon in terms of style, and quite...

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