Beltane Ranch

2013 Sonoma Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley

Offer Expired:Jun 04, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$29.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The pause that refreshes

Are you ready for a truly superior Sauvignon Blanc? How about this one, that you can steal from us at 45% off?

If that’s not enough to convince you, consider that this wine was made by Kevin Holt, the former head of winemaking and winemaker for MacRostie, Quivira, Artesa and many other famous wineries.

This wine bursts with gorgeous aromas of green apple, pineapple, white peach, lemon curd, dried hay, dried apricot, white peach and a hint of flinty minerals.

The silky and soft entry transports a cascade of flavors across the entire palate, with green apple, lemon curd, pineapple, white peach, Bosque pear, subtlest white spice and creamy vanilla.

Beltane Ranch has been making sustainably farmed Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel in the Sonoma Valley since 2010, on the ranch that Rosemary Wood and her family purchased in 1970. They are the recipient of the North Bay Sustainability Award and 100% of their winegrowing and winemaking is certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.

If you love balanced and delicious Sauvignon Blanc, we think that you’ll be thrilled by today’s boldly recommended Beltane Ranch delight!

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What the wine press has to say:

Maryann Worobiec, Wine Spectator: “The direct, fresh citrus, apple and peach flavors have a tangy note, with floral and herbal overtones on the finish.”

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Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast: “Creamy vanilla and pear give this white a decadent edge, brought back to earth by its integrated acidity. The use of oak is not overdone and there’s body and structure to spare, along with tropical-leaning flavors of papaya and pineapple.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Pretty, glinting, pale golden yellow with perfect clarity from edge to heart. The wine is springy and it settles quickly in the glass after a good swirl. It leaves behind tall, pencil-thin tears that move slowly down the glass wall.

Smell:

Gorgeous aromas of green apple, pineapple, white peach, lemon curd, dried hay, dried apricot, white peach and a hint of flinty minerals.

Taste:

Green apple, lemon curd, pineapple, white peach, Bosque pear, subtlest white spice and creamy vanilla.

Finish:

Lemon curd, vanilla and a very subtle white spice makes its home in the glass. Fruit flavors fade slowly while those corner huggers persist for a very long time.

Pairing:

This delicious and intriguing wine is a natural for most seafood pairings. We’re going for Spanish Tapas with ours. In particular, grilled octopus with chorizo and kalamata olives. So delicious!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Kevin Holt
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Sonoma Valley
Abv
14.5%
Release date
May 8th, 2015
Production
475 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jun 04, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$29.00
Avg. Price
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