Nose

The complex nose is richly expressive blending Jordan almond with lemon aromas

Palate

The palate has flavors of lemon cream and guava with a crisp clean finish.

Growing Conditions

Our 1000-acre Napa Valley estate is located in the esteemed Chiles Valley AVA, a sub-appellation of the Napa Valley nestled in the Vaca Mountains. The climate is cooler than the main Napa Valley floor due to elevations of 900-1200 feet, this allows for development of flavor and color while retaining natural acidity. Our complex soils are well drained; they are formed of material derived from weathered sandstone and shale on the west facing slopes and alluvial fans along the base of hills. Our cooler microclimate results in a longer growing season giving our grapes an opportunity to mature with subtle flavors, full body, and overall complexity rivaling those grown in the best sites on the main valley floor.

Bottling

Estate Bottled.

Winemaking

We harvested our Sauvignon blanc in two separate picks, the first pick was pressed whole cluster and split between stainless steel and neutral French oak barrels for fermentation. The second pick was crushed to tank and allowed to macerate over-night; once pressed the must went into stainless steel tank, concrete tank, and French oak and acacia barrels. The components were aged sur lees for 8-months before blending and bottling. The final blend is 60% stainless steel, 30% barrel, and 10% concrete, it is this manifold regimen that is responsible for the complexity of our wine.

Appearance

Pale straw in color.

Food Pairing

Pairs delightfully with shellfish, white fish, summer salads and soft creamy cheeses.