2015 Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Sauvignon Blanc

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Yountville, Napa Valley

Harvest Date: August 8, 2014 at 22.6 Brix

Bottling Date: February 25, 2016

Release Date: April 6, 2016

Alcohol: 13.7%

Total Acidity: 8.39 g/L

pH: 3.24

Time in Oak: 6 months

Type of Oak: 100% French Oak, 15% New

Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

         100% Gamble Vineyard

Vintage Notes: Gamble Sauvignon Blanc is always the first in the barn for us and 2015 is no exception marking 2015 • Red Mare Sauvignon Blanc • Gamble Vineyard

Our earliest start EVER. In fact, 2015 handily stole the title from our 2014 by a full 10 days!  No rest for the wicked in 2015, we finished our bottling on a Friday and picked Sauvignon Blanc the next day. Down 37% in yields, our Sauvignon Blanc was a bellwether for a season which was down overall 50-60%. While dry, temperatures were relatively mild during the Sauvignon Blanc growing season. 2015’s low yields and moderate temperatures are apparent with the light fruit flavors and freshness showing in the glass. Little did we know the heat storms of September were on the away….

Tasting Notes: Crisp, clean aromas of lemongrass, straw and lime-blossoms combine with fruit characters of lychee and honeydew melon.  Pineapple and white grapefruit offer a lovely progression with a mouth that matches the nose.  Here, mouthwatering fruit characters harmonize with elements from barrel fermentation in mostly neutral French oak and aging sur-lie. The bright finish is wrapped with honey, creamy cardamom and the long lasting essence of ripe fruit. 

We enjoy working with this wonderful fruit from Gamble’s Certified Organic Vineyard.  Our Clone 22 Sauvignon Blanc grows up in rocky, well-drained soils resulting in an energetic and flavorful wine.

Wine Specs

Vintage 2015
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation Napa Valley
Alcohol % 13.7