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Spann Vineyards 2017 Primavera Cuvée

Spann Vineyards

2017 Marsanne-Viognier
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Carneros, Sonoma County, CA

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Tasting Notes:
  • Color: pale gold
  • Aromas: peach, green melon, hints of flint, orange blossom, petrol
  • Palate: lemongrass, mouthwatering citrus, melon on the finish
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  • Grapes
    60% Marsanne and 40% Viognier
  • Region
    Carneros, Sonoma Valley, CA
  • Production
    176 cases
  • Alcohol
    13.6%
  • Aging Potential
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Winemaker:
Betsy Spann
About the Winemaker:

Betsy's love of wine was fostered by a move to Bordeaux with her family in 1975 where she explored the wines and cheeses of southwestern France.  After returning to California to attend college she went to work in a small wine shop where her interest grew and she opened her own boutique wine store. She then sold the shop and moved to Dry Creek Valley where she helped with the startup of Lake Sonoma Winery, working both in the vineyards and in wine production. 

Betsy's continued interest in European wines led her to Dallas, Texas to join the fine wine team of a large importing company.  This is where she met Peter, who charmed her with a keen sense of wine and an amazing wine cellar.  They fell in love, and married on one condition: that they would ultimately move back to her beloved California.  When they moved they decided to buy a vineyard and sell the grapes but when it came time to do so they decided to take the plunge and make their own wines instead.

Their experience with the wines of great producers around the world over the past 40 years has been invaluable. Peter and Betsy take the best ideas and techniques they've learned from European and California winemakers and apply them to their own wines.

They strive to create food-friendly, unique wines that are memorable and blend seamlessly into the occasion. Memorable in their purity, authenticity, distinctiveness, and enjoyment, seamless in how they integrate into the setting, whether it be with friends on the patio or accompanying a formal dinner. Whatever the time or place, Spann Vineyards will linger pleasurably on your palate and in your memory.

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Additional Winemaker Notes:

When picked in the beginning stages of ripeness Viognier has an aroma of peach blossoms and gardenias, which remind us of springtime, hence, the name of this blend. It tends to focus its flavors on the front of your tongue while Marsanne pulls them to the back of your mouth to create balance and a wine that has more flavor than weight.

This wine was whole cluster pressed, then fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Aged in three to six-year-old French oak barrels for four months, then in bottle for three months prior to release.

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Food Pairing Suggestions:
This white wine blend can handle foods that are often difficult to pair with wine, like spicy dishes, vegetables or ones that incorporate vegetables such as Asian stir-frys. It also works well with most seafood, shellfish, chicken or turkey dishes.
About the Winery
Spann Vineyards Nestled among the majestic coastal redwoods of the Mayacamas Mountains, the steeply terraced mountainside vineyard yields small amounts of richly flavored Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Sangiovese grapes. From this and select cool-climate vineyards throughout Sonoma County, Betsy and Peter Spann craft very limited quantities of European-style blended wines, strongly influenced by their admiration of Bordeaux, the Rhone Valley and Tuscany. Learn more