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2006 Hartwell - Sauvignon Blanc Estate Sauvignon Blanc - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - White

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

White Sauvignon Blanc
Producer Notes

Hartwell's Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc vines are ideally situated in the Stags Leap District of Napa, on the steep slope of a dormant volcano. They enjoy all the factors for winegrowing success: warm days, cool nights, good drainage, low yields, and the only granite in Stags Leap. Winemakers Benoit Touquette, trained at the University of Bordeaux, and Andy Erickson, trained at... More »

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90
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2007-2012 VF: 2007-2009
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Source Vinfolio
Issue 122

Crafted by Benoit Touquette (Ch. La Louviere, Couhins-Lurton and Remhoogte Estate for Michel Rolland in South Africa), and Andy Erickson (Arietta, Dalla Valle, Favia, Ovid and Screaming Eagle). This is the second stunning example of dry white wine from Hartwell and is likely to impress anyone who tries it. Vinfolio debuted this wine to the world for Auction Napa Valley in early June. <br><br/> Aromas of key lime, mineral, and fresh shortbread. The palate shows vibrant yet smooth acidity, lush citrus, lime, grapefruit and sea salt on mid palate with a finish that lasts for over a minute. It shows extraordinary structure following opening; a recent tasting of this wine open to air in excess of 100 hours showed essentially no sign of deterioration.

Author GW
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.101%
Tasted On 07/24/2010
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Author Chip
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.549%
Tasted On 04/07/2009

We had this with "Crispy Baked Cod" on 4/7/09. It had a very pleasant bouquet of lime, lemon, green apple and fresh cut grass. Other than the addition of some minerals, the palate followed exactly. It was well balanced, creamy and had very nice acidity. This was very enjoyable.

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Author AndresCamacho
Site / Blog Vinfolio blog Trust Rating 93.333%
Tasted On 02/11/2009

Very good, light.

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Author Linda
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/21/2009

A nice light, well balanced sauvignon blanc that is refreshing and easy to drink.

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Author Conrad K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.382%
Tasted On 07/21/2008
Drink Dates 2007-2012

orange and jasmine on the palate. A very balanced wine.

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