Sean Minor Sauvignon Blanc is a beautiful white wine gem from three of California's top growing regions-Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma, Lake County and Central Coast. Sean Minor and his wife Nicole founded Four Bears Winery and Sean Minor Wines in 2005 to make delicious, quality wines that continually exceed your expectations. With a family focus, they named the business for their four children: Nick, Elle, Jack and Charlie--the Four Bears. Sean previously worked at Oregon's King Estate with friend and wine consultant Will Bucklin, who is now Consulting Winemaker for Sean Minor Wines. Their philosophy is to offer wines that exude quality and truly represent the appellation from which they're produced, yet are affordable for everyday enjoyment. We find this Sauvignon Blanc to be a true wine gem!
Sean Minor Sauvignon Blanc is 100% Sauvignon Blanc, fully whole-cluster pressed to minimize astringency from the skins. Once settled, a portion of the juice was placed in small neutral French oak barrels, while the majority was moved to stainless steel tanks for fermentation. This combination allows the wine to develop a balance of crispness and tropical fruit flavors. The wine in barrels was aged sur lie and the final blend was a combination of lots that provided a perfect balance of richness, bouquet and mouth feel. The wine is rich and complex with aromas of ruby grapefruit, citrus and tropical fruit. On the palate, the combined flavors of fresh melon, fig and lime are balanced perfectly to form a crisp, mouthwatering texture and a lingering finish.
Enjoy Sean Minor Sauvignon Blanc over the next 3-4 years as an aperitif wine or with grilled shrimp, sushi, crab salad, roast chicken and mild cheeses.