The goal for this wine is complexity on the nose with nice fresh notes (lime leaf and lemongrass), citrus notes (key lime), floral notes (citrus blossom), and tropical notes (guava, lychee, pineapple), which is achieved by sourcing from many different vineyards throughout the region and using both Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc in the final blend.
The 2016 vintage was another ideal vintage for Sauvignon Blanc, very similar to 2015. It started early with a long growing season, and although it cooled down around the beginning of harvest, most of the Sauvignon Blanc was ripe and ready. T
By sourcing our Sauvignon Blanc from different regions of the Napa Valley, each component contributes its own distinct expression to the final blend. Sauvignon Blanc is very characteristic of where it is grown with each site providing a different aspect of the varietal. After being handpicked and sorted, some of the fruit for this Starmont Sauvignon Blanc was whole cluster pressed and the rest de-stemmed with skin contact. Fermentation was in a combination of stainless steel tanks (59%) and neutral French oak barrels (41%); the wine not undergoing malolactic fermentation. Our intent is to preserve and enhance the varietal nuances and textural complexity. The wine was aged 3 months in neutral French oak barrels, and will continue to develop for two years from vintage.
3 Months, neutral French oak