2016 Duckhorn Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

$29.98

Winemaker Notes
Alluring aromas of lychee, pineapple cake and nectarine leap from the glass, along with zesty notes of grapefruit and lime. On the palate, this beautifully structured wine strikes a seamless balance between its rich, silky texture and the crisp acidity that adds poise and freshness to the abundant layers of bright citrus fruit.
Production
2016 offered another near-perfect vintage in Napa Valley! While much-needed rain during the winter months helped to replenish our reservoirs, a dry spring and summer, with moderate temperatures and plenty of sunshine, led to another early harvest. Our first white grapes came into the winery on August 3rd, with the remainder of our whites following at an even, steady pace. A few weeks of ideally timed cool weather in early September provided additional hangtime, yielding bright acids and beautifully articulated flavors in our early ripening reds. Warm, dry weather for the remainder of the season allowed the rest of our grapes to develop rich, concentrated flavors, with polished tannins and wonderful complexity.
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Harvest Date: August 3 – September 2
  • Sugar: 22.4° Brix
  • Acid: 0.52 g/100 ml titratable acidity
  • pH: 3.34
  • Alcohol %: 13.5
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