2016 Foley Johnson Sauvignon Blanc, Rutherford
Our 2016 Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc is bright and inviting. Its aromas draw you in with notes of lime, grapefruit, kiwi and green apple. The flavors are equally bright and boast notes of juicy grapefruit, orange rind, and poached quince with hints of tarragon and fennel that round out the fruit-forward tones. The smooth texture and oily mid-palate complement its mineral tones of chalk and river rock making it a refreshing, bright and crisp wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy this beauty out in the sunshine with soft cheeses, or as an aperitif.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Aged in concrete egg, stainless steel and neutral oak barrels
December 6, 2016
The 2016 vintage was marked by a warm, dry spring and summer resulting in earlier than average budbreak. Temperatures in August were also high allowing the fruit to mature earlier for a harvest date of August 18th, 2016. Overall, the fruit came in beautifully with uniform berry sizes and crisp, bright flavors. Our Sauvignon Blanc is planted in sandy soils along the Napa River at our estate vineyard in Rutherford, one of the most heralded AVAs in Napa Valley. In addition to its historical importance, Rutherford is a premier region for luxury-class, Bordeaux-variety wines. The grapes were harvested in the morning hours August 18 - 22, 2016. The juice was then fermented and aged primarily in one of our concrete eggs to impart a unique minerality and texture, neutral oak barrels and stainless steel.