Rombauer Vineyards 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
Item Number: 11609
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Appellation/AVA: Napa Valley
Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 14.4
Vineyard Notes: The fruit for this wine comes from four carefully selected sites in Napa Valley offering lots of sunshine yet moderate temperatures — ideal conditions for growing Sauvignon Blanc.
Vintage Notes: A wet winter with moderate rainfall, a mild spring and a warm summer created the ideal growing season in 2017. Very warm weather at the beginning of harvest accelerated the need to pick Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay in early September. Sustainable farming practices throughout the growing season were tailored to each block with the assistance of aerial photos produced using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology. The fruit was manually picked at dawn and sorted in the vineyard.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed while the fruit was still cool. Ninety percent of the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks. The remaining juice was fermented in neutral French oak barrels to impart weight and texture to the wine. The barrel-fermented portion was blended back to tank after three months in barrel. The wine was bottled under Stelvin aluminum closure to preserve the freshness and vibrancy so appealing in this Sauvignon Blanc.
Tasting Notes: This wine exudes aromas of key lime, mango, papaya and white nectarine with a hint of fresh-cut grass. The palate is fresh and enticing, as grapefruit, pineapple and passion fruit intertwine with Meyer lemon and lime. Balanced yet lively acidity lingers on the palate inviting another taste. Boxwood on the finish gives the wine length and vibrant freshness.