This 2008 Sauvignon Blanc was produced fromgrapes grown in various microclimates of the Napa Valley. The warmer regions give us grapes that result in wine with lush, full melon/citrus aromas and flavors. The cooler Napa Valley fruit provides a solid, crisp backbone that gives the wine an exciting liveliness that balances the rich, creaminess from sur lie aging. We whole cluster pressed all of the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.Whole cluster pressing gives us juice that shows an incredibly lush fruitiness and softness. After pressing and settling, 30% of the
juice wasmoved to small oak barrels where it was put through a long, cool fermentation. After fermentation the wine was allowed to age sure lie for a total of five months in the small oak barrels. This pressing, fermentation and aging programadds rich, complexity to the aromas and flavors.
Our 2008 Sauvignon Blanc displays delicious honeydew melon aromas, followed by bright
lemon zest and a hint of thyme. A ripe mouth feel is enhanced with more melon and refreshing citrus notes. The wine is wonderfully well-centered and well-balanced by crisp acidity. Very limited, less than 1,200 cases bottled.
Alcohol level too high - that's what you taste. I can't believe the high rating on this wine. Avoid it. Try Spy Valley instead.
We're fans of Sauvignon Blanc but left the bottle half finished.