2017 Kalinda Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc

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The Kalinda label is an ongoing effort here at K&L to bring in great wines at below market prices. Each year we work with top producers throughout California to make and bottle these wines for our own label. We are asked not to disclose the name of the wineries with whom we work, because the normal retail price is usually about double what K&L sells the wine for. We are proud to announce our 2017 Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc--from grapes picked a month before the devastating wine country fires. It has citric tones on the nose and a creamy texture with tropical undertones on the palate. Fine acidity at the finish keeps it fresh and lively on the palate.

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Staff Image By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/8/2018 | Send Email
I can’t give you the details on the 2017 Kalinda Sonoma Coast Sauvignon Blanc lest you discover who made it for us this year, but I can tell you it’s delicious. Overt floral aromas give way to waxy honeycomb and white peach fruit playing against papaya and mango on the palate. The slight grassy edge and sweet pea notes balance out all this tropical fruit beautifully, and the texture manages to be soft and creamy while still finishing with a crisp dry note. I have quite a few more descriptors in my tasting book, but I won’t overwhelm you with adjectives. I’d advise you to pour yourself a glass and simply enjoy!

Staff Image By: Shaun Green | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/28/2018 | Send Email
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Clyde really got us a lovely Kalinda Sauvignon Blanc here, and at a classic Kalinda value. The nose shows lovely citrus blossom florals with a touch of peach stone, and the palate comes through with a wonderful creamy texture and viscosity, rich peachy fruit with notes of tropical and a delicate note of fine mineral. Great balanced acidity and a fresh crisp finish top it off. I'll be drinking a lot of this over the summer!
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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/26/2018 | Send Email
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We are proud to announce our 2017 Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc-from grapes picked a month before the devastating wine country fires. It has citric tones on the nose and a creamy texture with tropical undertones on the palate. Fine acidity at the finish keeps it fresh and lively on the palate-just in time for the warm summer months. To think this is our 34th vintage of Sauvignon Blanc. Time flys when you drink good wine.
Drink from 2018 to 2021

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Sauvignon Blanc

- One of the best known "international" varieties originally cultivated in France and considered the parent of, with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon. Sauvignon's wonderfully distinctive aromatics generate some of wine's most colorful descriptors, among them "cat pee," herbaceous, grassy, citrusy the world over. In France, the apex of Sauvignon Blanc production is the Loire Valley, in the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, where the terroir expresses itself most beautifully through the grape. Sauvignon Blanc is also the leading white grape varietal in Bordeaux, where it is paired with the fatter, richer Sémillon to varying degrees. Relatively easy to cultivate, though more suited to cool climates, Sauvignon Blanc has made inroads in Europe outside of France, especially in Northeastern Italy's Friuli and Alto Adige, but also on the Slovenian border. These lovely wines are often overshadowed by Sauvignon Blanc's achievements in the New World, namely New Zealand, South Africa and California. New Zealand's Sauvignon Blancs, more conspicuously fruity than most French examples, landed the small island nation on the world wine map in the late-1980s and 1990s. South African Sauvignons are one of the most successful international varieties produced in that country and are often quite elegant and affordable. In California, Robert Mondavi managed to, almost single-handedly, created a market for Sauvignon Blanc by renaming his oak-fermented version Fumé Blanc. While some wineries still use the name, California Sauvignon Blanc has secured its place in the California wine pantheon, particularly those from the Napa Valley. Washington State, Chile and Argentina also have considerable plantings of the grape.

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.


- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year.
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Sonoma County

- Second in fame only to Napa, this "other" valley offers just about every climate and topography imaginable. From its cool and fog-enshrouded coastal regions on the far west, to the sprawling Alexander Valley on the boarder of Napa and the many little dips and peaks in between, Sonoma has been a vital wine-grape-growing region since the mid 1800s. Important sub-AVAs include Chalk Hill (known for chardonnay and sauvignon blanc), Dry Creek Valley (where zin is king) Knights Valley (largely cabernet land), Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast (both celebrated pinot and chardonnay zones).