2016 St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc

Year: 2016
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
California Grapevine: 89
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :

$22.00 Retail, $17.60 Winery Wine Club, LAWC $13.95, NEED WE SAY MORE?

"1. 2016 St. Supéry, “Estate Bottled,” Napa Valley ($22) – Medium-light yellow color; attractive, fragrant, floral, grassy, tropical, grapefruit and passion fruit aroma with hints of lychee, guava, and gooseberry; medium body; citrussy, stone fruit and gooseberry flavors with nice acid balance, and a slight richness in the mouthfeel; lingering aftertaste. Highly recommended. 13.5% alcohol; 40,000 cases; 100% Sauvignon Blanc (SB); 0% barrel fermented (BF); released January 2017. (Group Score: 16.3 of 20 points, 3 of 8 firstplace votes/1 second/1 third; My Score: 16.5 [89 of 100 points], second place)" (CGV)

Winery Notes:
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is a 100% Estate Grown, sustainably farmed winery located in the renowned Rutherford growing region in the heart of Napa Valley. Committed to producing the highest quality estate wines without compromise, we focus on sustainable winery and farming operations to protect the land and environment for future generations. Our Napa Valley Estate collection includes our flagship varietals Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon along with Oak Free Chardonnay, Rosé and Moscato. These wines are balanced and showcase bright, fruit-forward flavors.

Winemaker’s Notes:
This is a well-balanced and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc with pale yellow hues sparked by hints of green. Expressive aromas of passion fruit, pink grapefruit and lime are rich and enticing with a touch of caper. On the palate, flavors of grapefruit and lime zest come together with passion fruit to create an intense and delicious wine.

Vintage 2016:
2016 saw a near-perfect growing season. A warm spring jumpstarted bud break and an ideal June and July followed with moderate daytime temperatures and cool nights. August was cooler allowing for an even and steady growing season which encouraged the fruit to ripen uniformly under slow, steady conditions. Harvest started on August 16th, 10 days later than last year and wrapped up right before Napa saw a significant rainfall on October 14th. Yields were as expected and the quality of the fruit was exceptional. Harvested in the cool morning hours to preserve the delicate flavors, the fruit was received in the cellar, where the grapes were pressed to tank and immediately chilled and settled prior to fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

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