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2018
Napa Valley

Sauvignon Blanc

Price: 26.00
Club: 22.88


TASTING NOTES & FOOD PAIRINGS

The wine opens with vivid tropical aromas of white flowers, ripe melon, and sweet citrus. The citrus and tropical characters extend onto the palate with ripe guava and crisp pink grapefruit, balanced by bright acidity and accented by a flinty vein of minerality. This is a zesty wine that stands up well to shrimp, crab, grilled vegetables and is perfect for a cheese plate!

VINEYARDS

We seek out sauvignon blanc grapes from top-flight vineyards throughout Napa Valley, including, from south to north, our own estate ranches in Carneros, Suscol Springs, Rutherford, and Calistoga. The cooler, windswept southern reaches of the valley give us sauvignon blanc with bright citrus characters, flinty minerality, and balanced acidity, while the warmer northern sites bring out tropical notes. Blended together, these vineyards showcase the range of expression sauvignon blanc achieves across the region's finest growing areas.

VINTAGE

The 2018 growing season was a dream come true. Early spring rains replenished the soils, clusters ripened evenly over a long, slow summer with no heat spikes, and grapes reached full maturity right on time. Yields at harvest were abundant and of very high quality.

WINEMAKING

We harvest our sauvignon blanc grapes during the cool nighttime hours to fully capture their pure flavors and vibrant acidity, then we press them as whole clusters. This maximizes varietal intensity while minimizing the extraction of astringency from the skins. In 2018, we fermented 77.9% of the juice in stainless steel tanks, 21.7% in neutral French oak barrels, and a very small portion in a concrete egg. Following fermentation, the wine aged five months in neutral French oak barrels.

An ideal apéritif wine and with your favorite salad, seafood, poultry and pasta dishes.
Grape Variety
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol Content
13.4%
Appellations
Napa Valley
Total Acidity
0.73 grams/100 ml
Harvest Dates
August 22 - September 15, 2018
pH
3.21
Barrel Aging
Five months in neutral French oak
Winemaker
Stephanie Jacobs