2017
Joliesse

Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc
Description

The Buena Vista Vinicultural Society was formed in 1863 by the winery’s founder, Count Agoston Haraszthy, to further improve its winemaking prowess and expand its vineyards. The Vinicultural Society has been restored as a collection of unique small-production wines that honor the winery’s pioneering spirit and contribution to California winemaking. The collection of wines explores clonal selections, varietals and the incredible terroir of Northern California.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Our 2017 Buena Vista Joliesse Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc has a beautiful golden hue within the glass.

Aroma: 

On the nose, this bright and charismatic wine is bursting with aromas of baked apple, candied pineapple, and tangerine. 

Palate: 

On the palate flavors of apricot jam, sliced pears, and heirloom apples coat your palate layered upon hazelnuts and honeysuckle.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The grapes for this Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc were harvested in early November, they were kept on the vine longer to reach peak ripeness. The grapes once hand harvested were destemmed and pressed then left on the skins overnight to garner aromatics and a beautiful golden hue. The wine then underwent partial fermentation to preserve residual sweetness and optimal fruit flavor, and then aged in French oak for 6 months with 10% new.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Sonoma Valley
  • Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Harvest Date
  • PH: 3.58
  • TA: 4.7
  • Aging: 6 months
    •  10% New French oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Crispy Curried Salmon with Corn and Tomato
Cheese & Nuts:
Sharp Cheddar
Fruits & Vegetables:
Kiwi Fruit
Desserts:
Cheesecake, Kiwi Tart, Lemon Curd Tart, Orange Olive Oil Cake
SKU:
BHSBL172
$40