Eco Terreno

2010 Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc •Lyon and Cisne Vineyards

California: Alexander Valley

Offer Expired:Apr 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$22.99
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Land of Plenty

Today’s Eco Terreno 2010 Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a bright, lively wine that had our tasting panel marveling at its friendly approachability and great complexity.

Eco Terreno is a new winery for us, and we are so happy to have found them. This Sauv Blanc is both savory and creamy, which is influenced by the wonderful oak regiment on the wine.

Don’t miss out on today’s $16.99 gem!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Super pale gold, nearly straw yellow, through and through.

Smell:

Very aromatic, with green apple, just ripened peach, and sweet lime zest mingling with white floral notes, subtle oyster brine, orange oil, and a touch of sage.

Taste:

A delicious blend of fresh fruit, citrus, and slight herbal notes, with white peach, green apple, and sweet lime laid overtop Meyer lemon zest, eucalyptus, mint, lilac, and slightly toasted brioche.

Finish:

Very soft on entry, with a good mouthfeel and lingering note of lime zest throughout the finish.

Pairing:

An early course dish of asparagus wrapped with prosciutto.

What the Winery Says

Layered aromas and flavors of peach, green apple, fresh herbs, apricot, lime zest and toast.

Winemaker
Mark Lyon
Appellation
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
Vineyard
Lyon Vineyard, Cisne Vineyard
Fruit Variety
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Cooperage
Aged in French oak
ABV
13.4%

About the Winery

Eco Terreno wines are a project started by acclaimed winemaker Mark Lyon as a result of his wildly successful vineyards in the Alexander Valley. Mark is known primarily for his work with Sebastiani winery as well as the famous “Cinq Cepages” from Chateau St.Jean.

From the start, founder Mark Lyon enjoyed growing plants as a young child. At the early age of 16, Mark developed a deep seeded passion for fine wines thanks to his European travels with his family. In 1978, Mark graduated with a B.S. in Fermentation Science from the world famous Enology Department at U.C. Davis. Soon after, Mark was drawn to the unlimited potential of creating great wines in Sonoma County and accepted a job at Sebastiani Vineyards in Sonoma, California. Along with his new position, Mark’s father, Rusty, encouraged him to find a vineyard property within Sonoma County to cultivate his own grapes. Mark researched the wine producing regions of Sonoma County to see which areas had the most potential. He was really impressed with the Jordan Cabernets from Alexander Valley and thus set out to explore that region in search of potential vineyard land. In 1980, after an extensive search, Mark stumbled across a dilapidated 122-acre (92 acres planted to vines) property in Cloverdale, California.

Offer Expired:Apr 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$22.99
Avg. Price
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