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Reserve Fumé

Sauvignon Blanc

Alexander Valley 2014

Description

This Reserve Fumé, Sauvignon Blanc was handcrafted with you and your taste buds in mind. The crisp, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc boasts clean flavors of orange blossom and tangerine. What makes this new wine different than the California Fumé is it is sourced from Alexander Valley and is aged entirely in French oak barrels. The California Fumé you know and love is aged mostly in stainless steel tanks. The French oak influence lend rich and creamy flavors that are balanced by the crispness of the white peach and citrus notes. This is a great oyster wine as most Sauvignon Blancs are, but you can also pair this was some delicious crab cakes.

Wine Facts

APPELLATION:
Alexander Valley
COMPOSITION:
100% Sauvignon Blanc
T.A.:
0.64g/100mL
BOTTLE SIZE:
750 ml
pH:
3.27
ALC. BY VOL.:
14.2%

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Winemaker's Notes

"This is a style of Sauvignon Blanc that we have had a long history of producing here at Murphy-Goode. It all started almost 30 year ago when my Dad asked what barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc would taste like if it was in new French Oak. So reluctantly we explored the idea and after much trail and tribulation found that if we paired the right grapes into the right mix of new and used barrels we could produce a really complex and exciting wines. The 2014 Reserve Fumé was harvested from our Alexander Valley River Vineyard and our Jimtown Ranch. The aromatic notes of orange blossom and tangerine from the Sauvignon Musque clone are in your face and get you excited for what's to come. The body and texture is rich and creamy, but crisp all at the same time. The finish is long and enjoyable with sweet tropical fruits, peach, citrus and a touch of toast. The Reserve Fumé is not only great for a nice hot day, but also just as enjoyable as the sun starts to fade into the horizon."

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Recipe: Wine & Food Pairing

Crab Cakes Appetizer

Crab Cakes