2014 Kelly Fleming Sauvignon Blanc
We harvested our 2014 Sauvignon Blanc on August 14th and 15th, from the Fortuna and UC Davis To Kalon vineyards in Oakville, along with the Aetna Springs Vineyard in Pope Valley. We destemmed and gently pressed the grapes, then cold-fermented the juice in 45% stainless steel drums, 45% neutral white wine barrels, and 10% new French oak barrels. Fermentation lasted about 4 weeks, and then the wine was allowed to rest on its lees for an additional 7 months prior to bottling in late April 2015.
This expressive and fresh wine entices with aromas of honeydew melon, grapefruit, and ripe pear. The palate entry is coating and viscous yet there is a vibrant, mineral-driven acidity that focuses the wine from entry to finish. Flavors are bright and floral, perfumed with white flowers, peach cream and lime zest. A hint of barrel spice adds depth and complexity to this pretty, aromatic white wine.