2018 Limited Release Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
2018 Limited Release
Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Our 2018 Limited Release Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc begins with brilliant aromatics of passion fruit, mango and lemon zest. Flavors of lime, kiwi, melon and minerality intermingle perfectly on the palate creating a crisp and lively mouthfeel.
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are sourced from two different AVAs of the Napa Valley. Most of the grapes are sourced from Rutherford. The warmer climate in Rutherford contributes to the tropical fruit and melon flavors. The grapes from the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley produce more citrus flavors and bright acidity due to the moderate climate.
2018 was one of the most ideal vintages in Napa Valley. We were all surprised by how many clusters the vines produced. Mild weather throughout the growing season gently encouraged the vines to fully ripen and pack the fruit full of flavor. Frequent spring rains ensured the vines had enough water to grow the grapes to full size. Since fall rains held off until November, we were able to let the fruit fully ripened. This moderate weather and long ripening time were fantastic for developing smooth, flavorful and exquisitely balanced wines.
VARIETAL BLEND: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: 87% Rutherford &
13% Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
AGING: 69% stainless steel, 20% neutral oak barrels &
11% concrete egg/ 2 months
ALCOHOL: 14.5 | TA: 0.63g/100ml | pH: 3.03