2007 CALI 351 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
The grapes for this wine were grown in an organically farmed vineyard in Napa Valley’s Yountville AVA. The fruit was harvested in the early morning and whole-cluster pressed to yield juice low in tannin and high in flavor intensity. The juice was fermented in stainless steel drums and French oak barrels (10% new). There was no malo-lactic fermentation and the wine was aged for five months on lees with limited stirring or batonnage. The final wine was blended with 18% Semillon from the same vineyard.
Remarkably versatile, the CALI 351 Sauvignon Blanc features notes of grapefruit and citrus blossom, lemongrass and kiwi. The palate is crisp and balanced with a medium body.
August 25 and 27, 2007
TA (g/L): 6.0
Technical Wine Notes:
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc 82% Semillon 18%
Barrel fermented/New oak: 60%/10%
Stainless Steel Drum fermented: 40%
Alc %v/v: 14.2%
TA: 5.5 g/L
RS: 0.7 g/L
9L Cases Produced: 528