Aril Kick Ranch Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016
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From our growing partner on the western hillside of Spring Mountain separating Sonoma and Napa Counties. Kick Ranch Vineyard has an amazing mix of volcanic and rocky soils that contribute a rich minerality. This is a truly vibrant, complex expression of Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of orange blossom, honeysuckle, and candied grapefruit zest explode from the glass. The fleshy, but structured palate adds notes of tangerine, lime, and wet stone culminating in a lengthy, subtly savory finish.
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