' Tyge William Cellars - 2015 Tyge William Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Sauvignon Blanc

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Crisp Sauvignon Blanc with just a hint of Semillon.

Tasting Notes

Ripe peach and melon aromas, honeyed tones and traces of oak spice meld in the nose of this harmonious Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend. Silken and weighty, the wine offers deep flavors of tangy lemon and peach cobbler backed by lively acidity on the long finish.

Vineyard Notes

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.

Production Notes

The 2015 growing season proved to be one of the more difficult in recent years, yet the resulting fruit is some of the most exceptional. A dry, warm winter and accelerated bud break was followed by a cool spring. Much needed rain arrived in May and contributed to a small fruit set. Summer was consistently warm, allowing the small berries to slowly mature, gaining complexity and intensity.

Winemaker Notes

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.
Vintage 2015
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Varietal Composition 83% Sauvignon Blanc 17% Semillon
Appellation Sonoma Valley
Aging 10 months in 54% stainless steel and French oak
Barrel Aging 10 months in 20% new French oak, 26% 1yr old 54% Small stainless steel barrels 26% Neutral French oak 20% New French oak
Alcohol % 14.2
Size 750 ml