Wine Last Sold on: March 20, 2013
Bump Wine Cellars
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
|Region:||California: Sonoma Coast|
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- Agent Red
- Send Agent Red to the Sonoma Coast, in search of a balanced, delicious and budget-friendly Sauvignon Blanc. Secure an ample allocation.
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- Geordie Carr
This wonderful wine elevates the senses!
Today’s delightful 2010 Bump Wine Cellars Sonoma Coast Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, delicious and fresh Spring and Summer sipper. We boldly recommend this wine to any fan of the varietal.
This is your one and only chance to get your hands on this wine at today’s special price. You can’t even purchase this great wine from the winery itself. We got our hands on every remaining bottle, dear Operative, so please act quickly if you love great Sauv Blanc.
Sun bleached straw yellow with glinting golden highlights at the edges. When spun, the wine shows off a viscous sheen.
Bright and fresh with ripe honeydew melon, fresh cut green grass, fine citrus leaf, kafir lime zest and a hint of walnut shell.
Bright and zesty with grapefruit, lime leaf, kiwi essence, creamed honey on toast, Valencia orange, green apple and a hint of white pepper.
Very long, clean and crisp with lingering tart fruit of unripe lemon, green apple and lime that slowly gives way to toast and dried hay.
Enjoy this crisp wine with a fruit salad with mandarin orange slices and Greek yogurt.
What the Winery Says
This bold and balanced, Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent follow up to the highly acclaimed 2009 vintage. The 3.16 tons of Sauvignon Blanc was picked on October 11, 2010 from the Adobe Road Vineyard. It was pressed and the juice was cold settled for 36 hours, then racked off of the heavy lees. At this point the specialized cold-tolerant yeast was introduced for fermentation in a refrigerated stainless steel tank. The wine was aged for seven months in eight neutral French oak barrels. These barrels have a very minimal yet subtle influence on the wine. It was allowed to mature gently, retaining a crisp, full-fruit flavor. Notes of passion fruit and honeydew melon come through in this complex, superbly drinkable, fine white wine.
About the Winery
The Vineyards - The obvious key ingredient in wine is the grape and the finest grapes are nurtured in well-tended vineyards in ‚wine country. Sonoma County is superb wine country and the vineyards selected for Bump wines meet the highest standards producing distinctive grapes.