2016 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Over the years, our Sauvignon Blanc has sashayed from the herbal and classic to the ripe and modern with the whims of the weather and the growth of the vine. While there are diehard adherents to one style and the other, we inevitably end up somewhere in the middle – combining the best of both worlds.
Nose Honeysuckle, potpourri, and orange blossom leap from the glass yet slowly give way to lavender, jasmine, and lime leaf.
Palate The density and acidity of the wine are in perfect balance as seemingly endless layers of flavor run the gamut of the citrus family with hints of mango and strawberry.
Finish This wine lingers and evolves on the finish, highlighting the soft creamy texture, a touch of vanilla, and fresh kiwi.
It’s hard to argue with the weather in 2016. In so many ways, it’s another classic. For our white varieties, the warm consistent conditions brought grape sugar and acid into balance early and we had the luxury of picking solely on flavor.