2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Crisp, bright Sonoma Valley Sauvignon Blanc with just a hint of Semillon.
Classic Sauvignon Blanc aromas of stone fruit, citrus, and white flowers. On the mouth, these notes follow through with an emphasis on the floral components, and in particular orange blossom.
The growing season of 2016 is one with few complaints in terms of weather, as well a squantity and quality of fruit.The few challenges of the vintage presented themselves early, with a slightly early bud break followed by early spring rains. These conditions resulted in smaller berries and clusters, although ultimately intensely expressive fruit. Summer was idyllic, with very few heat spikes, and a slightly cool August allowing for extended flavor development.
Our iconic Sonoma winemaker Don Van Staaveren, honored by Wine Spectator in 2000 for producing the number one wine among its "Top 100 Wines of the World," crafted this bright Sauvignon Blanc from hillside vineyards in the hearf of Sonoma Valley. Don, who began his career managing vineyards, earned acclaim as winemaker at Chateau St. Jean, Artesa, and Three Sticks wineries.
||10 months in 55% stainless steel and French oak
10 months in 20% new French oak, 25% 1yr old