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Napa Valley 2018

Sauvignon Blanc

Napa Valley
$16.00 CLUB

Our estate-grown Sauvignon Musqué allows for a multitude of aroma profiles in our Sauvignon Blanc, while estate-grown Semillon provides a juicy texture and ripe melon character to the finished wine. The result is classic honeydew melon aromas interwoven with pear, jasmine and lemongrass. White peach and ripe melon flavors provide a juicy balance to the mineral notes and crisp citrus finish.

Markham Napa Tiers Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Specs

vintage

2018

Bottling Date

May 2019

Release Date

Spring 2020

Alcohol %

14.10%

Acid

0.56 g/100 ml

pH

3.36

Varietal Composition

62% Sauvignon Blanc
25% Sauvignon Musqué
3% Semillon

Fermentation

100% Whole Berry Pressed
100% Stainless Steel Fermented

Aging

90% Stainless Steel Tank Aged
10% Wood Tank

Vineyard Notes

  • Some fruit was picked at lower sugars to maintain crisp grapefruit notes.
  • Other fruit was allowed to develop true Muscat flavors, bringing honeysuckle, tropical and floral notes.
  • Fruit comes primarily from our Little Cannon estate vineyard in Napa’s Oak Knoll District.
  • Estate Semillon adds juicy texture and ripe melon character.
  • Always food friendly, this wine was built in the vineyards and cold fermented slowly to protect its fruity esters.

 

A refreshing glass to enjoy especially when paired with spicy ceviche, fresh slices of creamy avocado and tortilla chips hot from the oven.

KIMBERLEE NICHOLLS, WINEMAKER

Harvest Notes

  • The 2018 vintage was textbook “normal”, but this vintage was preordained.
  • Grape vines set their crop in the record rainfall of Spring 2016, much like fruit trees.
  • Vines stored away nutrients to produce heavy yields in all varietals.
  • Care was taken to fine tune crop loads to maintain intensity in the fruit.
  • Veraison was three weeks behind schedule, followed by a cool summer.
  • After brief rains, Fall heat ushered in harvest.