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2017Sauvignon Blanc

$25.00 USD$20.00 Duncan Family / Duncan Family Reds Club Price$21.25 Velma Club Price

APPEARANCE
Golden straw hues

AROMAS
Lively aromatics, mango, guava, a touch of ginger, apple and honey

PALATE
Playful grassy element, candied Meyer lemon with anise

FINISH
Tart lime, pithy grapefruit and bright acidity

AGEABILITY
A “drink-while-it’s-hot” wine, but is enjoyable for 1 to 3 years if you happen to lose one in your cellar

PAIRINGS
Halibut ceviche with fresh kumquat and jalapeño slivers

VINEYARD COMPOSITION
Napa County: 52%
- Twomey Calistoga Estate Vineyard
- Oakville Estate Vineyard

Sonoma County: 48%
-Merino Estate Vineyard
-Twomey Healdsburg Estate Vineyard

HARVEST DATES
August 17 - September 8, 2017

ALCOHOL
14.3%

AVERAGE BRIX
23.5°

AGING
5 months
Wood: 46%
Barrique: 31% of total vessels;
68% of wood
Puncheon: 13% of total vessels;
29% of wood
Drums: 12%
Tank: 42%
Concrete Barrel: >1%

RELEASE DATE
April 28, 2018

The 2017 vintage marked a return to the wet and wintery conditions we expect in the Mediterranean climate of Northern California, a much-needed reprieve from the drought of the past 4 years. This allowed vines to go fully dormant for an extended period of time- a good long sleep after years of running a marathon. The warm and mild spring provided a steady start to the growing season. From summer into the harvest season, we experienced significant heat spells with high temperatures staying above 100°F for many days on end. These events pushed the speed of maturation
and ripening. Harvest arrived as quickly as it wrapped up, but the cool August nights let us pick in ideal conditions. The first bin of Sauvignon Blanc arrived at the winery on August 17 from our Calistoga Estate Vineyard, and the last bin came in on September 21 from our Merino Vineyard
on the outskirts of Santa Rosa.