Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2013

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Region: America / California / Sonoma County
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Fruit for this refreshing wine comes from top growers in Sonoma County, an area renowned for producing high quality Sauvignon Blanc. Cool mornings and warm afternoons produce fruit with classic Sauvignon Blanc characteristics and pronounced flavors.

To retain the bright flavors and crisp acidity of this varietal, the grapes were picked at dawn and arrived at the winery cold. The grapes were pressed and a majority of the juice was sent directly to stainless steel tank while a small portion went to barrel for fermentation. The wine was fermented slowly at 55º for 21 days, preserving the wonderful aromas of Sauvignon Blanc. We prevented malolactic fermentation to preserve the wine’s clean, crisp texture. It was then aged for five months before bottling.

91 Points

Critics Challenge Competition

2013 vintage
Silver Medal

San Francisco Chronicle

2013 vintage
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harvest note

High quality, outstanding fruit characteristics and generous yields describe the 2013 harvest. Harvest started slightly earlier than previous years after an ideal growing season that provided optimum temperatures for grapes to ripen. We had a wealth of sunshine and consistently warm days and cool nights, allowing the fruit ample time to develop full, rich flavors with great color and balance.

tasting note

Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc captures crisp flavors and aromas of citrus, kiwi and mango with a touch of lime.

food pairing

Excellent as an aperitif or paired with salads, sushi, seafood and fresh, young cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Sonoma County
PH: 3.35
ACIDITY: .55
ABV: 13.9%
AGING: 5 months in 88% Stainless Steel, 12% Barrel Ferment

points of distinction

  • A pure and classic Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc
  • Slow, cool fermentation without malolatic fermentation result in a fresh, highly aromatic fruit profile
  • Versatile as an aperitif or with a variety of seafood and light meats
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Sonoma wines express themselves differently than wines from Napa. They have their own unique brightness and great intensity

– Chris Louton, Winemaker

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