Blooming with aromas of white flowers and sweet grass, our 2016 Sauvignon
Blanc pairs elegant floral notes with bright and zesty aromas of lime, pineapple
and ripe pear.
On the palate, lemon, tropical lychee and a pop of guava
refresh with a long mineral finish. Enjoy now through 2020.
Persephone Vineyard is our 350-acre estate in the heart of Pope Valley, a largely
undiscovered grape-growing region in the northeast corner of Napa Valley. The
ranch is planted with 130 acres of vines, which includes our Bordeaux grape
varieties as well as Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. At nearly
1,000 feet elevation, the area is characterized by wide temperature swings
and little fog, which allows for a consistent growing season and produces
fruit with rich, focused flavor, and a precise sense of place. Persephone is
sustainably farmed, moving towards organic certification.
The 2016 vintage was the fifth consecutive year that Mother Nature gifted
Napa Valley with a nearly perfect growing season. The season started early
with a warm winter and normal precipitation levels. Temperatures cooled
down in late August allowing the remaining berries to develop intense
and balanced fruit. The 2016 vintage produced a remarkably light yield
resulting in a higher concentration of flavor in each berry. Our 2016
wines are showcasing to be increasingly aromatic, vibrant and lush.
Bottled March 2017.
To add complexity and depth to our Sauvignon Blanc our vineyard team
harvests in three stages of flavor development, picking the fruit at varied
levels of ripeness. After pressing, the juice is cold fermented in stainless
steel tanks to retain bright acidity and preserve fresh aromatics.
97% stainless steel, 3% neutral French oak barrels.
The wine’s vibrant acidity makes it perfect
to pair with fresh seafood or creamy ravioli.