2013 Duckhorn Vineyards Knights Valley Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 375ml
This rare and enticing Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc was made using fruit from a storied single vineyard in Sonoma County’s Knights Valley. Left to patiently ripen for an extra month, these grapes produced a rich, concentrated wine with alluring tropical aromas, pure sweet peach flavors and balancing acidity. To add complexity, it was aged on the lees for ten months in new oak.
Varietal Content: 100% Sauvignon Blanc; Cooperage: 85% New French Oak, Château-style barrels (60 gallons)
Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, this dazzling late harvest wine begins with a beautiful nose of fragrant honeysuckle, jasmine, lemon blossom and caramel candy apple. On the palate, it is rich and silky, with notes of brown sugar and baking spices underscoring mouth-filling layers of lemon cream and citrus, all of which carry through to a lush and lingering finish.
The 2013 harvest was early, even and excellent with all of our Estate fruit in the winery by October 10th. A warm dry spring brought an early bud break and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. In the weeks after Labor Day, a moderate heat event followed by a period of perfect weather created a dream scenario for end-of-season ripening. Rain was not a factor, and for the second vintage in a row, the quality of the grapes was exceptional throughout Napa Valley.