Kunde 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Magnolia Lane, Sonoma Valley
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Kunde is a family owned wine estate in Sonoma Valley thatís been around for over 100 years. All of its wines are estate bottled, produced from grapes grown in its own 1,850 acres of vineyards, which is very unique in this day and age. What else is unique about Kunde is their commitment to sustainable farming and environmentally beneficial practices throughout the winery. Kunde Estate was awarded the Governors Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. This is California's highest environmental honor. The Kunde Estate's Magnolia Lane Vineyard is home to some of the driest, rockiest soils on the estate, which generally dry out by mid-June each year. With such reduced water content, these vines have less shoot growth and smaller berries. These conditions coupled with varying sun exposure through leaf thinning, are the perfect combination for classic Sauvignon Blancóvibrant fruit, grassy flavors and zesty acidity. A Gold Medal winner at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, this wine is crisp yet smooth offering lemon zest and orange rind aromatics, grapefruit and yellow nectarine flavors, with lovely length across the palate.