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2015 Starmont Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Starmont Sauvignon Blanc

Region
Napa County, CA
Appellation
Napa Valley

Type
White
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
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SKU: st-sb15

91pts - Wine Enthusiast

"A dash of Sémillon adds to the playfulness of this wine, which is medium-built and moderate-to-high in acidity. Tangy curls of lemon, lime and grapefruit evolve into a bristling back note of crispness that just begs for oysters." - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Napa Valley
Acid
6.2 g/L
pH
3.32
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Sitting at the crossroads of Carneros and Napa Valley, Starmont occupies a portion of the historic Stanly Ranch. Established as a wine growing reg ion over 150 years ago, Carneros and Napa Valley are world renowned for sustainably growing classic Burgundian and Bordeaux wines. With foggy mornings and cool afternoon bay breezes creating the perfect conditions, Starmont wines are expressive, approachable and distinctly Carneros.
Production Notes
By sourcing our Sauvignon Blanc from different regions of the Napa Valley, each component contributes its own distinct expression to the fi nal blend. Sauvignon Blanc is very characteristic of where it is grown with each site providing a different aspect of the varietal. After being handpicked and sorted, some of the fruit for this Starmont Sauvignon Blanc was whole cluster pressed and the rest de-stemmed with skin contact. Fermentation was in a combination of stainless steel tanks (59%) and neutral French oak barrels (41%); the wine not undergoing malolactic fermentation. Our intent is to preserve and enhance the varietal nuances and textural complexity. The wine was aged 3 months in neutral French oak barrels, and will continue to develop for two years from vintage.
Winemaker Notes
The 2016 vintage was another ideal vintage for Sauvignon Blanc, very similar to 2015. It started early with a long growing season, and although it cooled down around the beginning of harvest, most of the Sauvignon Blanc was ripe and ready. The goal for this wine is complexity on the nose with nice fresh notes (lime leaf and lemongrass), citrus notes (key lime), fl oral notes (citrus blossom), and tropical notes (guava, lychee, pineapple), which is achieved by sourcing from many different vineyards throughout the region and using both Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc in the fi nal blend.
Other Notes
98% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Sémillon
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