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2018Sauvignon Blanc

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

APPEARANCE 
White gold with a hint of new grass green 

AROMAS 
Kiwi, guava and passion fruit dominate the aromatics with a dense bouquet of pithy citrus and green mango 

PALATE
Juicy, tropical entry with a lively minerality on the mid-palate 

FINISH
Refreshing and balanced 

AGEABILITY 
A delicious "drink-it now" wine but "oh-so good" if you find a bottle hidden away after a couple years 

PAIRING 
Garlic shrimp and grilled swordfish 

VINEYARD COMPOSITION 
Sonoma County 56% 
 -Merino Estate Vineyard: 41% 
 -Twomey Healdsburg Estate Vineyard: 16%
Napa County: 44% 
 -Twomey Calistoga Estate Vineyard: 9%
 -Oakville Estate Vineyard: 34% 

HARVEST DATES 
August 20-September 24, 2018

ALCOHOL
14.1%

AVERAGE BRIX 
22.9° 

BARREL AGING 
4 months 
Wood: 37%
    -Barrique: 23% of total vessels
    -Puncheons: 14% of total vessels 
Drums: 18%
Tank: 44%
Concrete Barrel: 1%

The 2018 vintage was a mild growing season, with temperatures consistently lower than usual throughout spring and summer. Due to the agreeable weather, harvest saw dramatically longer ripening and picking windows. Grapes were harvested up to three weeks later than usual and without any pressure From extreme heat spells. Napa and Sonoma Counties experienced the late summer and early Fall weather that has made them world-renowned winegrowing regions: cooler, Fog-laden mornings that develop into sunny and warm afternoons. Additionally, the climate variation between our Napa Valley and Russian River Valley estate properties gives us a multi-Faceted Sauvignon Blanc.