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Avalon Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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WineShopper Notes

When Robert Parker reviewed a few Avalon wines last year, he commented that he like them because of "their forward, uncomplicated, naked fruit styles." And that pretty much hits the nail on the head. If you love whites with honest, pure fruit, then it’s time to stock up!

--Kristin Balabanian, Senior Buyer

Winemaker's Notes

On the nose the wine shows aromatics of a slightly grassy note with plenty of citrus and tropical notes and a hint of minerality. The wine shows bright, pure flavors and good balance. The wine tastes of fresh pineapple and crisp grapefruit with a clean, crisp finish. The addition of the Gewürztraminer contributes a subtle orange note to the wine on the back of the palate. In a word... delicious!

A clean wine perfect for pairing with seafood dishes, grilled chicken or oysters.

Blend: 98% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Gewürztraminer

Alcohol by volume: 13.0%

About Avalon

Like the Indie films that inspired Avalon, our wines are original and uncut. We focus on the essence of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. We differentiate ourselves by producing flavorful wines at a decent price. We specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon and just recently branched out with our first release of Merlot from the 2009 vintage.

Avalon - AKA Paradise. According to Arthurian legend, the town of Glastonbury in the U.K. was once known as Avalon. Avalon has long been associated with paradise. It is a land of souls. Many believe that King Arthur's soul rests there and will some day rise again to defend England.

Our wines don't cost a king's ransom, but that's exactly what our Winemaker Alex Cose used to make. We joke with him and say, "Make us a wine that tastes like $75, and then let's sell it for about $15".