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2009 Starmont Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley


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Vintages
 -2013  -2012

BLEND
93% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Semillon

APPELLATION
Napa Valley

WINEMAKING

  • Whole cluster pressed with some skin contact
  • 40% stainless steel fermented; 60% barrel fermented
  • No malolactic fermentation

BARREL AGING
5 months in neutral French oak barrels (2% new)

ALCOHOL
13.5% by volume

pH
3.26

RELEASE DATE
May, 2010

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
Our Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from several distinct growing regions within the Napa Valley, including Oak Knoll, Rutherford, and Oakville, each contributing a different expression of the varietal. This wine was fermented in a combination of French oak (60% of the blend; only 2% new) and stainless steel tanks (40%). Our intent is to preserve and enhance the varietal nuances.

Pungent aromas of Meyer lemon, key lime leaf, grapefruit, guava, passionfruit and a hint of herbaceousness all jump out of the glass. The round and honeyed mid-palate, along with the refreshing acidity provides for a rich yet balanced mouthfeel and a surprisingly long finish.

Our favorite food pairings include oysters on the half-shell, and lighter white fish dishes.