2016 Sauvignon Blanc Yakima Valley
92 pointsMay 16, 2018
This crisp and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc opens with notes of pink grapefruit, an herbal freshness and a delicate minerality. Flavors of gooseberry, sweet lime and passion fruit give way to a crisp, refreshing finish.
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Total Acidity 1.19 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Barrel Aging: Aged on the lees for over 20 weeks.
Fermentaion: Fermentation took place in a concrete tulip shaped tank and in neutral oak barrels.
The 2016 vintage experienced the best of both worlds with a hot spring and early summer. A cooler than normal end of the ripening season allowed the wines to have ripeness, yet maintain freshness and elegance.
The early dry and warm spring, combined with cooler temperatures in August and September, slowed down ripening and resulted in the longest harvest on record in Washington State (August 15-November 15).
Overall, 2016 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing wines with nicely resolved tannins and maturity.
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