Our 2016 Burly Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from a low yielding block of grapes and produces an intense wine with aromas of white peach and lemon. At first swirl, stone fruit, and pineapple aromas leap from the glass. The palate has rich flavors of lemon meringue which are supported by elegant minerality and lively acidity. The sur lie aging rounds out this wine, creating a broad mid palate and a smooth lingering finish.
Making the Wine
The grapes were picked early in the morning and came in cold. The grapes were pressed into stainless steel drums and cold fermented by native yeast. The fermentation took 35 days at 56 F. The wine was then aged sur lie for 4 months.
||August 30, 2016
The 2016 harvest was early. A relatively even growing season followed welcome winter rains that helped to alleviate the drought. Bud break was earlier than the “average” for Napa Valley by at least 5-10 days. With light spring rains and no major heat events, rapid shoot growth led to vigorous growth in the vineyard. The entire ripening season enjoyed cooler than average daytime highs and cold nights. Another great year!