2012 Starmont Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
96% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Semillon
- Both whole cluster pressed, and de-stemmed with skin
- 48% stainless steel fermented; 52% barrel fermented
- No malolactic fermentation
Aged 4 months in neutral French oak barrels
13.5% by volume
Ready to enjoy now.
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 (52%) and stainless steel tanks (48%). Our intent is to preserve and enhance the varietal nuances and textural complexity.
Color: pale straw, with brilliant clarity
Aroma: lime leaf, grapefruit, passion fruit, guava, ripe melon, orange blossom, slate and some background varietal herbal notes
Taste: crisp entry that leads to a full mid-palate with bright fruit flavors supported by generous natural acidity and layers of citrus, melon and passion fruit