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2010 Starmont Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley


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Vintages
 -2013  -2012

BLEND
80% Sauvignon Blanc (3% Sauvignon Musque Clone), 20% Semillon

APPELLATION
Napa Valley

WINEMAKING

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

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

ALCOHOL
13.9% by volume

pH
3.26

CELLARING
Drink now.

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 and texture complexity.

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.