Oakville is prominently situated in the center of California's Napa Valley. While known overwhelmingly for its world class Cabernet Sauvignon, there exists small tracks of Sauvignon Blanc growing in alluvial soils in the heart of the valley.
The grapes that go into this wine are picked, crushed and pressed in September after which the free run juice and press wines are fermented separately in temperature controlled stainless steel. The wines are then matured in 2-3 year old oak barrels for about 4-6 months. The final wine is then blended from the assortment of barrels. A small amount of Semillon (8%) is also added for body and texture.
Pale lemon green in color with fresh citrus fruit, along with a touch of cream, smoke and wet stone. Texturally, the wine is easy on the palate, with a mellow creaminess that is balanced by a zingy acidity.
- Alcohol: 15%
- Bottle Size: 750mL
- Varietal: 92% Sauvignon Blanc 8% Semillon