2015 Sonoma Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Ripe peach and melon aromas, as well as honeyed tones and traces of oak spice, meld in the nose of this harmonious Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend. Silken and weighty, this wine offers deep flavors of tangy lemon and peach cobbler, backed by lively acidity and a long finish.
Our Sauvignon Blanc grapes grow at the foot of the Mayacamas Mountains, on gently rolling hills with marine sedimentary soils. Located in the lower Sonoma Valley just north of Carneros, this site provides a southern exposure for the vines, and is slightly warmer than the surrounding area. Our Semillon source is up-valley, just north of Kenwood, in well-drained volcanic soils on the valley floor. This location enjoys warm days and cool, sometimes foggy nights.
Don Van Staaveren, who made the Wine Spectator's number one wine among its "Top 100 Wines of the World" in 2000, crafted this complex Sauvignon Blanc. For three decades at Chateau St. Jean, Don produced award-winning Fume Blanc, and both Graves-style and Sauterne-style Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon wines.
Small stainless steel barrels
Neutral French oak
New French oak