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Benziger Family Winery Sauvignon Blanc North Coast

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Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) This wine is named in honor of Mary Benziger, who discovered this property in 1979 alongside her daughter, Erinn, and husband, Mike. She personally selected the site to produce her dream wine. In the glass, the Paradiso de Maria has aromas of fig, citrus, honeysuckle and a gentle herbal nuance. In the mouth, there’s ample weight and texture on the palate. The entry is fresh with a nice minerality and a chalky mid-palate that you won’t find in any Sauvignon Blanc. The wine has an electrifying citrus finish, that’s crisp, clean, and long. This one acre vineyard was planted over 25 years ago on the south side of the estate in volcanic, rocky soil. The Sauvignon Blanc clone chosen at the time of planting is very rare and comes from the Loire Valley in France. Over the past 10+ years, the vines received no water during the growing season and have established extremely deep root growth. Our Estate Sauvignon Blanc is Demeter certified Biodynamic® and has been for 13 years. The goal of a Biodynamic wine is not perfection, but to create wines with one-of-a-kind character and authentically reflect the variety, vintage, place and passion of the people who make it.

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    florals, citrus, grapefruit, melon

    about 9 years