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2016 Sauvignon Blanc

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Rich aromas of tropical fruit, white peach, ripe apricot, and passion fruit abound in this vintage. White flowers give way to a flinty minerality on the finish. A lush mouthfeel shows off rich textures and bright tropical notes of pineapple and peaches. The minerality gives way to dazzling acidity that sweeps through to finish crisp and clean. 


The 2016 vintage was full of surprises, starting with the warmest April on record. Bud break happened two weeks early at the beginning of April with increasing temperatures and maturation through May and June. Temperatures peaked in early June, followed by rains in July that brought cooler weather. This allowed the vineyards to slow down and pushed harvest closer to average pick times. With the warm start and long cool finish, picking started in late August and finished by mid-October, just before a long spell of rain. The cool summer months resulted in beautiful aromatics and elegant mouthfeel that are the key elements of wines from the Walla Walla Valley


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Varietal(s):  92% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Sémillon
Vineyard(s):  69% Les Collines, 31% Seven Hills
Appellation:  100% Walla Walla Valley
Oak Program:  70% neutral French oak, 30% Concrete Egg
Harvest Dates:  August 26 - September 13, 2016
Alcohol:  13.9% by volume
Produced:  320 cases
Bottling Date:  February 14, 2017
Release Date:  Spring 2017

2016 Sauvignon Blanc

90 Points
Vinous Media: "Bright, pale yellow with a green tinge. Alluring scents of pineapple, honeydew, fresh apricot, jalapeño pepper and resiny herbs. Lovely tactile wine in a white Bordeaux style; fresher and lighter on its feet than the 2015 version but still offers a lovely glyceral, round mid-palate texture and a seamless impression. Finishes firm and lively, with repeating hints of pineapple and grapefruit. I like the combination of oiliness and clarity on display here."