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Kore Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Dry Creek Valley, California

Cinema Paradiso (1988)
FRIDAY NOVEMBER, 10 2017 AT 08:00 PM

This wine displays a freshness and beauty, with vibrant notes of green apple, lime, and fresh herbs. Enjoy it with an equally beautiful film about an Italian youth’s coming of age and the magic of the movies – in their full romantic glory. Both are memorable experiences, perfect to share with a significant other.

THE WINE

Talented winemaker Bill Knuttel (below) makes some of our favorite California wines, and we can’t wait for you to try his new Sauvignon Blanc. Inspired by Kore (the Greek goddess of spring, whose name means ‘beauty’), this super-refreshing exclusive shows off all the ripe-fruited character of the ‘beautiful’ 2016 vintage. Bill sourced the grapes from top sites throughout Sonoma’s premium Dry Creek Valley region, then cool fermented the wine to lock in all the pure fruit character. Look forward to vibrant citrus- and orchard-fruit flavors, plus a distinct grassy freshness.

THE WINEMAKER

Bill Knuttel is a big name in California wine – just ask legendary estates Saintsbury and Chalk Hill (to name only two). Bill was the head winemaker at these leading wineries for many years, and really helped to build up their reputations for top quality. Since striking out on his own, Bill is more quality-driven than ever. He uses only perfectly ripe, hand-sorted grapes and insists on only the most white-glove approach in the winery.

THE REGION

WM_WilliamKnuttel_hat_vyrdJust northwest of the Russian River Valley lies Dry Creek Valley, which has “slowly emerged over the past decade as one of Sonoma county’s most intriguing appellations” (Oxford Companion to Wine). Zinfandel is king of the reds here, but when it comes to whites, “Sauvignon Blanc stands head and shoulders above” the other varieties, writes Master of Wine Jancis Robinson.

WITH FOOD

asian_pekingducknoodlesAn ideal wine for sipping solo, this bright beauty is also great for drawing out the best of raw bar classics like oysters and mussels. The wine’s lime notes will stand up well to the fresh citrus marinade in classic ceviches. Rich yet refreshing, this wine is also tasty with milder Thai or Vietnamese dishes – so if there’s a good BYOB place nearby, bring a bottle of Kore with you.

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