|Sauvignon Blanc||Napa Valley||2008|
Bryan Page wanted to make this wine in a similar style to the wines of Graves in Bordeaux, France. Half of the fruit was fermented in stainless drums, while the other half was barrel fermented in used French oak. The wine has classic S.B. characteristics with a grassy melon aroma, coupled with a tropical fruit element emerging from the small amount of Semillon that is blended into the wine prior to bottling. You'll also notice hints of banana and sea air. Acidity and fruit are in balance on the pallet with lovely flavors of green melon, papaya and white grapefruit. It has a richer than normal finish, again an attribute of the Semillon and the barrel fermentation.
Fig, candied citrus, grapefruit, honeysuckle, slate, sea breeze and green melon.
Page Wine Cellars began in 1997, but the dream resonated in Bryan Page's mind during his path through culinary school, stints as a sommelier and work at wineries in France and the Napa Valley. Page's wines are literally "handcrafted" using a hand crank basket press. By being at one with the crank, Page says they are able to taste the flavors of the wine after each motion. He insists that pressing a button and letting a machine do the work is simply not his style. As the wines settle down in the barrel for aging, and eventually bottling, the team prefers to hand bottle many of the wines, limiting the amount of forced air to move the wine from barrel to bottle. Remarkably, all of the specialty wines are hand labeled.
This is a serious food wine and will make a great pairing with my Sole Veronique, a classic French recipe that is elegant yet simple. The preparation contains grapes in a light herb sauce that makes the sole really come alive. Alternatively, we are still in fresh crab season, and a crab salad with avocado and citrus will work marvelously as well.
While working at Domaine Carneros, Bryan Page cooked for many influential wine personalities including Jayson Pahlmeyer, Christian Mouiex, Claude Taittinger and the Baroness de Rothschild.
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