jasmine and orange blossom with bright fruit aromas of
ripe pineapple, yellow nectarine and lemon zest.
The early, moderate growing season in 2016 made for another excellent vintage in the
Napa Valley. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are sourced from the Farella Vineyard,
located just north of Tournesol in Coombsville. The vineyard is planted to Old Wente
clone, or Clone 1 from UC Davis, which originated from Chateau d’Yquem in the
1880’s. The soils of the Farella Vineyard are similar to those generally found in the
majority of the Coombsville AVA. Primarly volcanic in origin with tufa ash soils and
decomposed rock, the vineyard site tends to highlight the variety’s more subtle fruit
nuances. The addition of 20% Sémillon from the Tournesol Vineyard contributes
seductive texture and density to the wine.
The grapes are harvested in the cooler temperatures at night and brought to the winery
immediately to preserve the fruit qualities and delicate aromatics. The fruit is pressed
gently via gravity flow for minimal extraction and the juice is barrel fermented in
neutral oak for a minimum of six months.
6-7 months in neutral French oak
Pale straw color with star bright clarity