1999 Glen Manor Sauvignon Blanc
Very dry, medium-bodied, slightly herbal, with a clean, fresh, tart finish.
Exotic tropical fruits including kiwi, mango and pineapple. Also hints of fresh herbs, especially mint and lemon thyme.
Fresh goat cheese, cold seafood, grilled fish and vegetables, summer salads, and any dishes seasoned with lots of fresh herbs.
Glen Manor Vineyards is owned and operated by Jeff White who is also part of the Linden Vineyards staff. Glen Manor is on the west slope of the Blue Ridge and about 7 miles west of Linden Vineyards at an elevation of 1,100 feet. Soils are deep and well drained. Vines are 5 years old and trained on the French lyre trellising system.
Only free run juice was used from crushed grapes. The wine was cold fermented at 55° F, then racked at mid-fermentation into older French oak barrels, where it finished fermentation and aged sur lie until March. 449 cases were bottled on April 6, 2000. This wine was made to drink young, not to age.