This Sauvignon Blanc consists of the Sauvignon Musqué clone from two historic Napa Valley properties: Oakville’s famed Fortuna Vineyard (65%) and Pope Valley’s Aetna Springs Vineyard (35%). We destemmed and gently pressed the grapes, then cold-fermented the juice in 50% stainless steel drums, 45% neutral white wine barrels, and 5% new French oak barrels. The wine was then aged in these vessels for 8 months on its lees, before being bottled in May of 2016.
The warm, early vintage produced tropical citrus aromatics reminiscent of grapefruit, lychee and lime zest, along with more feminine, floral notes of honeysuckle blossom, Meyer lemon and white pear. Eight months of aging on lees provided a creamy texture for a round and succulent mid-palate. This richness is countered by bright, focused minerality that offers structural support. A beautifully balanced wine offering an irresistible, thirst-quenching quality, as well as length and dimension on the finish.