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2011 Starmont Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley


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Vintages
 -2013  -2012

BLEND
79% Sauvignon Blanc (3% Sauvignon Musque Clone), 21% Semillon

APPELLATION
Napa Valley

WINEMAKING

  • Both whole cluster pressed and de-stemmed with skin contact
  • 40% stainless steel fermented; 60% barrel fermented
  • No malolactic fermentation

BARREL AGING
Aged 4 months in neutral French oak; 2% new oak for Semillon

ALCOHOL
13.5% by volume

pH
3.36

CELLARING
Ready to enjoy now.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
Our Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from several distinct growing regions within the Napa Valley, including Oak Knoll, and Rutherford, each contributing a different expression of the varietal. This wine was fermented in a combination of neutral 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.

Color: light straw

Aroma: intense guava, lemon grass, key lime, Crenshaw Melon, tangerine, sweet orange blossom and alyssum

Taste: full and lush mouthfeel with refreshing acidity providing for a wonderfully long finish that ends with clean minerality of wet slate, and bright kumquat rind