This Fumé Blanc is Sauvignon Blanc blended with a small amount of
Semillon and Viognier. The components remained separate throughout the winemaking
process and were blended together to add complexity to the final wine. The majority of the
wine (74%) was tank fermented to retain the forward fruit flavors. The remaining 26% of
the blend was barrel fermented in a combination of French (16%) and American oak (10%)
and aged sur lie.
"Crisp and refreshing, this Fumé Blanc offers fragrant aromas of green tea, lemongrass and
lemon meringue pie. Flavors of grapefruit, spice and wet stone combine with lively acidity,
creating a beautifully balanced wine with a lingering lemon zest finish."
- Margo Van Staaveren, Winemaker
Tasted 12-14-07 at home - serving temp 53f - Light, fresh fruit with pronounced lemon and fresh apple flavors. Zesty and refreshing, background of vanilla and gardenia - medium finish, smooth and fresh, pale straw yellow color, clear and bright.