2003 Wildhurst Reserve Sauvignon BlancFinds from the Vine | VailDaily.com

2003 Wildhurst Reserve Sauvignon BlancFinds from the Vine

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Lake County, CaliforniaLake County, located north of Napa Valley and inland from Mendocino County in California, is a little known wine region, but with Wildhurst’s Sauvignon Blanc leading the way, this may change. A crisp, tangy wine with flavors of lemon-lime and grapefruit, this Sauvignon Blanc finishes with a nice mineral kick. Fermented and aged in stainless steel and blended with a touch of Semillon, the Wildhurst is lush, clean, and refreshing, just like a Sauvignon Blanc should be. Perfect with raw oysters, this wine is also great paired with goat cheese and figs, fresh tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, and fried calamari.Owner Myron Holdenried, a pear grower near Kelseyville, first planted 30 acres of Zinfandel vines on the feet of Mt. Konocti in 1966. Winemaker Mark S. Burch joined in 1996, and named the Sauvignon Blanc his favorite child. Wildhurst still grows pears near the shores of Clear Lake, the namesake for the county. Special to The Vail Trail

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