2018 Sauvignon Blanc
- 750 ml
This brilliant green-straw colored wine is brimming with tropical freshness. The aroma is reminiscent of citrus fruits accompanied by notes of honeydew melon, white peach, green apple, kiwi and a hint of lemongrass. Flavors of citrus, melon and green apple mingle in perfect harmony. This wine has balanced fruit and brightness, refreshing acidity and a long, clean finish.
|Aging||Stainless steel and older French oak barrels; average total barrel time was 28 days. Aged in barrel: 47 days|
|Bottling Date||February 20-21, 2019|
Freemark Abbey Wilson Ranch—St. Helena (63%): Rich clay loam adjacent to the Napa River.
Yount Mill Vineyard —Yountville (22.9%): Yount Mill Vineyard is an organically farmed vineyard, located in the heart of the Yountville Appellation, west of the Napa River. The soil is a rich clay loam, producing grapes with typical varietal character flavors of honeydew melon with some citrus notes, lemon grass and a sweet nuance of fresh cut grass.
Oakville Reach-Lower Cardinale Vineyard—Oakville (14.1%): Predominantly a rich clay loam that supports healthy vineyards. It is a new vineyard, located next to the Napa River.
Abundant winter rains helped refresh the groundwater and our reservoirs. Bud break was a little late however the vines responded to the water and moderate spring weather with plenty of growth. Good weather prevailed during bloom giving us an even fruit set. The summer was fairly moderate, with plenty of sun during the day and marine influences during the night. The harvest was near ideal with average timing and crop size.