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2016 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Chalk Hill AVA

2016 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Chalk Hill AVA

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
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SKU: 008080

Crisp and fresh! Boasts bright and acidic fruits on the nose including sweet grapefruit, honeydew melon, lime blossom, white tea, and toasted fennel. The palate is succulent with grapefruit zest, nectar, lime, and flint.

Ratings
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast. "This is floral and beguiling on the nose. It was blended with 11% Sauvignon Gris and 6% Sauvignon Musque, fermented and aged in both French oak and stainless steel drums. Creamy and lush on the palate, the medium body is integrated and complex in highlights of apricot, lime and peach. -V.B. 92 Points - Wine Advocate. The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Estate delivers intense passion fruit, white peach and grapefruit notes with touches of musk perfume, wet slate and bay leaves. Medium-bodied, the palate offers bags of stone fruit and citrus flavors, with a racy backbone and long mineral-tinged finish. 7,500 cases produced.
Winemaker Notes
Our Estate Sauvignon Blanc boasts bright and acidic fruits on the nose including sweet grapefruit, honeydew melon, lime blossom, white tea, and toasted fennel. The palate is succulent with grapefruit zest, nectar, lime, and flint.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this versatile wine with your favorite appetizers or first course to your dinner.
Composition
83% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Sauvignon Gris, 6% Sauvignon Musqué
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
September 6 - September 23, 2016
Sugar
24.3° Avg Brix at harvest
Acid
6.8 g/L
pH
3.33
Aging
7 months; 66% french oak, 13% new, 34% stainless steel drums
Fermentation
barrel fermentation with native and cultured yeast; bi-weekly bâtonnage no malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date
June 26, 2017
Alcohol %
14.30
Wine Enthusiast
93
Wine Advocate
92
Production Notes
Our 2016 Sauvignon Blanc captures the exotic, vibrant and complex fruit character of our estate-grown grapes. The vineyards are ideally situated to take advantage of soil changes, different aspects, and exposures to sun and wind. Sauvignon Gris and Sauvignon Musqué add layers of flavor and interest to the blend. In the winery, we preserve the distinctive aromatics of the grapes by minimizing exposure to air and fermenting with native and cultured yeast in a combination of stainless steel and neutral French oak. Aging on the lees with regular stirring bring all the elements together, giving us a complete and harmonious wine.
Vineyard Notes
The 2016 growing season began with an earlier than average bud break and fruit set followed by moderate temperatures in spring and summer. This allowed for even ripening, and balanced flavors to set the stage for producing a crisp, fresh Sauvignon Blanc.