2008 Huge Bear Sauvignon Blanc
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Vibrant straw color with a greenish tinge. The nose is packed with ripe fruit aromas, hinting of melon, kiwi and white peach; a subtle floral note provides a delicate accent. The palate is refreshing, bold and focused. Balanced acidity is present throughout the mouthfeel, building to a crisp and lengthy finish.
Winemaking Techniques: Whole clusters went to press, settled overnight and were racked off gross lees to neutral barrels and stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Fermentation lasted four weeks at an average temperature of 55º F. The wine was aged in barrel and tank for seven months to gain complexity.
Age of Vines: Fourteen years
Harvest Dates: September 4, 2008
Barrels: 75% Stainless; 25% Neutral French Oak
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Malolactic Fermentation: 0%
Date Bottled: March 18, 2009
Release Date: June 2009
Total Production: 75
Suggested Retail Price: $25
Food Pairings: The crisp taste of our Sauvignon Blanc goes exceptionally well with white meats such as grilled fish or chicken. The wine also brings out the best in Asian cuisine and salads. If you’re looking for a special pre-dinner treat, try pairing our Sauvignon Blanc with fresh goat cheese for a delicious appetizer.