California Sauvignon Blanc Wines have a gorgeous aromas of flowers, honeyed melons, orange rind, and white currants are intense, precise, and fresh. Medium to full body on the palate with layers of fruit and a touch of minerality with a crisp finish. Great seafood dishes and goat cheeses.
Duckhorn Wines; Our-Story/History
Duckhorn Savignon Blanc 2015–
Varietal Content 79% Sauvignon Blanc, 21% Sémillon Cooperage 100% French Oak Château-style barrels (60 Gallons) 10% New French Oak 5 months sur lie
Exotic aromas of passion fruit, papaya, ginger and star fruit leap from the glass, along with layers of grapefruit and melon. On the palate, a lovely Sémillon-driven silkiness provides delicate weight to this wine, while crisp, refreshing acidity and vibrant citrus flavors draw the wine to a lingering finish with notes of Meyer lemon and Kaffir lime.
In Napa Valley, a warm, dry spring resulted in any early budbreak, while an extended flowering period brought a return to normal yields after three years of abundant crops. With berry weights down, the grapes offered great concentration, while retaining excellent acidity. We had one of our earliest harvests in the past decade, with our first white grapes arriving at the winery on July 31st. A light rain in mid-September nourished the vines, while providing welcome additional hangtime. Overall, the quality of the fruit was exceptional, with our white wines showing both richness and complexity, and our red grapes displaying a fine balance between elegance and intensity, with gorgeous dark fruit flavors.
Released: April 2016
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars; History
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Aveta Sauvignon Blanc Napa
The 2015 AVETA Sauvignon Blanc offers inviting aromas of orange blossom, tangerine and a hint of grass. On the palate, the wine has bright citrus flavors with lingering fruit on the finish. The wine is refreshing with a nice weight and texture and the crisp acidity makes it a perfect food wine.
Appellation: Napa Valley
Blend: 79% Sauvignon Blanc, 21% Sauvignon Musque (a clonal variant of Sauvignon Blanc)
Alcohol: 14.5% PH:3.24 Total Acidity: 0.57 g/100 mL
Barrel Aging:6 months sur lies, 100% previously filled
Fermentation: 55% stainless steel, 45% previously filled French oak barrels
Try pairing AVETA with grilled oysters with mignonette sauce, grilled prosciutto-wrapped shrimp or fresh fish ceviche with cilantro.