2016
North Coast

Sauvignon Blanc
Description

The grapes are sourced from a prominent vineyard in Lake County. The warm days and nights bring out tropical notes and the fleshiness on the mid-palate, while the higher elevation provides for longer days for ripening above the fog. Our 2016 North Coast Sauvignon Blanc was 100% stainless steel tank fermented sur lies for 5 months at consistently cooler temperatures with a slightly warmer finish. The cooler temperature retains fruit expression and the warmer finish reduces any bitterness that can be inherent in Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2016 Family Classic North Coast Sauvignon Blanc opens with bright and inviting notes of kaffir lime and guava.

Palate: 

With a fleshy mouthfeel on the mid-palate, flavors of sweet melon and grapefruit are balanced with a flinty minerality leading to a crisp acidity on the finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2016 vintage across California was a near-perfect growing season. A mild winter and spring led to a steady mild July and August, followed by warm days at the end of the season for the perfect ripeness. With warm days and cool nights in the summer, grape growers were able to maintain ideal acid levels with balanced, concentrated fruit flavors.

Tech Notes
  • Appelation: North Coast
  • Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • pH: 3.55
  • TA: 4.6
  • Aging:
    • 5 Months sur lies
    • Stainless steel tanks
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Roasted fish, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Shrimp
Cheese & Nuts:
Compté
Fruits & Vegetables:
Spring Panzanella with Asparagus, Artichokes, Boston Lettuce Salad
Sauces:
Tomato and Cilantro, Garlic Mint Dressing
Grains:
Spaghetti with Anchovy Carbonara
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