Our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc comes from three small vineyards located in the Napa Valley. We have partnered with three top growers in the Napa Valley; Frediani, Lambentz, and Massa Vineyards. The various sources range from the cooler Yountville appellation to Calistoga and Pope Valley. We feel this brings to the wine the complex nature of grapes grown is several viticultural areas. The fruit characters in the vineyards range from lemon-lime and citrus to pineapple, floral and green apple notes. We work closely with our growers to ensure the highest quality fruit at harvest, and we treat their fruit with the gentlest hands to ensure the wine in the bottle is a reflection of the hard work we have all performed throughout the year.
The fruit was hand harvested and whole cluster pressed directly after picking and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The tank was chilled down to 50F so that the juice would undergo a cool, slow, and steady fermentation. All of this was done in an effort to preserve the beautiful floral and citrus flavors. We prevented the wine from undergoing malolactic fermentation and limited the wines exposure to oxygen. The finished wine was then racked off of the lees twice and bottled in early January to harness the crisp, clean, and pure nature of this wine.
Our wine has aromas of lime, pear, white flowers, green apple, and honeydew melon. It has a crisp clean acidity and refreshing cucumber, kiwi, apple, floral and some exotic fruit flavors. It finishes with a refreshing minerality and flavors of citrus and canteloupe. The natural acidity brings the full texture of this wine into perfect balance.
· 100% Sauvignon Blanc
· 100% Napa Valley
· Harvest Dates: Aug 28th - Sept
· Bottling Date: Jan 14rd, 2013
· 550 cases Produced
· Alcohol: 13.9%
· Retail Price $20