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2012 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

2012 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

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This complex and focused Sauvignon Blanc seamlessly combines mouth-filling fruit with refreshing acidity.



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Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 83% Sauvignon Blanc, 17% Sémillon; Cooperage: 100% French Oak Château-style barrels (60 Gallons), 15% Barrel-fermented in new oak 5 months sur lie
Winemaker Notes
This is a classic expression of our Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of grapefruit, lemon curd and nectarine, as well as rich, underlying notes of vanilla and homemade marshmallow. A smooth-textured entry gives way to tingling acidity that shows off the citrus elements beautifully, while adding length to flavors of cantaloupe, Asian pear and Fuji apple. The finish is persistent and refreshing with long mineral notes.
The 2012 growing season offered near-perfect growing conditions. Though budbreak was late due to heavy spring rains, warm weather during bloom allowed the vines to set a large crop. Increased yields were the result of more berries, not larger berries. This translated into even higher quality in the winery, as the skin-to-juice ratio remained ideal. Slightly cooler-than-average post-veraison weather and a lack of any heat events allowed for greatly extended hang time. Harvest was 2-3 weeks later than average, and the grapes arrived at the winery in pristine condition.
Other Notes
Released: April 2013

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
August 21 - October 1, 2012
0.61 g/100 ml titratable acidity
21 days fermentation at 50° F
Bottling Date
February 2013
Alcohol %
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(Oct 24, 2013 at 8:49 AM)
Wonderful taste and aroma. Pleasantly surprised.

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