2007 CALI 351 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
(Inaugural release)

Vinification Notes:

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.

Tasting Notes:

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.

Harvest Date(s):

August 25 and 27, 2007

Harvest Chemistry

Brix: 23.2
pH: 3.22
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%
pH: 3.24
TA: 5.5 g/L
RS: 0.7 g/L
9L Cases Produced: 528