2017 Starmont Sauvignon Blanc
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 famously expressive of the land on which it is grown with each site providing a different aspect of the varietal. After being handpicked and sorted, 95% of the fruit was whole cluster pressed and the rest de-stemmed with the juice cold soaked with the skins for 24 hours before being pressed. Fermentation was in a combination of stainless steel tanks (54%) and neutral French oak barrels (46%). Our intent is to preserve and enhance the varietal nuances and textural complexity. The wine was aged 5 months in neutral French oak barrels, and will continue to develop for 2-3 years from vintage.
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 different clones of Sauvignon Blanc including the distinctively floral Musque clone. Our Starmont Sauvignon Blanc is a complex, balanced wine which can be enjoyed young either on its own or with food.