2013 Sean Minor Four Bears Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc

sean-minor-hdr-webSean and Nicole Minor founded Four Bears Winery, and Sean Minor Wines, in 2005. One of the couple’s primary goals, was making affordable wine without compromising quality. They’ve certainly achieved that goal, and we’re excited to feature two white wines from the Four Bears collection.

2013 Four Bears Chardonnay – Central Coast
Sean Minor takes their winemaking very seriously, and this Chardonnay is no exception. The grapes are put through a slow cool fermentation, some in french oak barrels, and the rest in stainless steel. The wine makers tasting notes for Four Bears Chardonnay includes:

“On the entry, pear and green apple flavors are framed by nice acidity which integrates well with the medium body mouth feel.  The green apple and peach flavors evolve into a hint of minerality that adds complexity to the lengthy finish. “
2013 Four Bears Sauvignon Blanc – California

The Sauvignon Blanc goes through a similar winemaking process, with a few exceptions. Only a small portion is aged in French oak barrels, most in stainless steel. And the wine in the oak barrels is i”sur lie aged”, meaning it is left to sit on the lees after fermentation, the sediment at the bottom, a combination of yeast and grape remains. The wine makers tasting notes for Four Bears Sauvignon Blanc include:

“On the entry, the juicy grapefruit acidity integrates well with a medium body mid palate mouth feel.  The kiwi, green apple and peach flavors evolve into a hint of minerality that adds complexity to the finish.”

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