This Sauvignon Blanc seamlessly combines lush, mouth-filling fruit with refreshing acidity. This wine will complement any holiday feast.
94 Points - Wine Review Online - Robert Whitley
10 Napa Valley appellations
Varietal Content 76% Sauvignon Blanc 24% Sémillon Cooperage 100% French Oak Château-style barrels (60 Gallons) 20% Barrel-fermented in new oak
The aromas are fresh and enticing with bright citrus layers supported by subtle undertones of papaya and green mango. On the palate, the tropical notes come to the forefront with rich, lush layers of guava, passion fruit and lychee, as well as hints of herbs and lemon zest.
Though the 2008 growing season presented certain challenges—from early frosts to drought conditions—a meticulous approach to viticulture and sorting yielded small crops with good concentration, highlighting soft, appealing tannins for our red varietals and bright acidity for our white grapes. A long, moderately cool summer led to a harvest that commenced in mid-August and concluded in early November. This relatively relaxed pace allowed us to pick in numerous passes to ensure quality, often focusing on individual rows or a single side of the vines.
Released: April 2009
September 2 — October 1, 2011
0.60 g/100 ml titratable acidity
5 months sur lie
21 days at 50° F