SUBJECT to CHANGE Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc, Method Ancestrale
“Feliz Creek” Mendocino

SUBJECT to CHANGE Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc, Method Ancestrale
“Feliz Creek” Mendocino
Subject to Change Sparkling
Retail Price: $27
DDWA Score: 89
Value Rating: 3.3
Very Good Value
Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: January 12, 2018
Cases Produced: 210

Here’s an original. Sauvignon Blanc (from near Hopland, southeast Mendocino County) made into a lightly sparkling wine. Method Ancestrale means the wine, not a dosage, makes the bubbles. In this case it is a second fermenation. Subject to Change uses Sauvignon Blanc must that was frozen at harvest, then thawed and added to wine in bottle.

Very yellow-grapefruity, also generous on the green heirloom apple and lime. Kaffir lime and Meyer lemon gives the wine a little exotic-ness. Lightly sparkling, not nearly as much as Champagne. Exceptional intensity of citrus fruits, acidity and herbal character typical of Sauvignon Blanc. Probably not quite for everybody, but there’s a straightforward deliciousness here that most wine lovers will wrap their arms around.

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