Grapes from Rancho Chimiles vineyard in Wooden Valley (29%), Ryan in Oak Knoll (17%), Bravo Zulu in Oak Knoll (12%) and Solari in Calistoga (10%) form the backbone of this wine. Oak Knoll fruit brings spicy peach, guava and grapefruit notes to the mix while the Rancho Chimiles Sauvignon grapes lend racy citrus, tropical fruit and mineral notes to the wine. Our long-time grower Terry Wilson farms Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musque at Rancho Chimiles for this wine.
The juice was fermented at cool temperatures in a mix of stainless steel (30%) and neutral French oak barrels (70%). The wine was aged on light lees for six months and was stirred every two weeks, providing some roundness to the wine’s texture.
Winery: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Country: United States
Grape Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Wine Style: Californian Sauvignon Blanc