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2018 Eisele Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

America/United States, California
Eisele Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Eisele Vineyard
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 82% Sauvignon Blanc Musqué, 18% Sauvignon Blanc
¥18,150  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Eisele Vineyard
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 82% Sauvignon Blanc Musqué, 18% Sauvignon Blanc
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.3%
Product Code EIS1SB--18
UPC NONE
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Our winemaking team notes: “The nose displays an intense bouquet of white musk, grapefruit and fresh rose petals, with a hint of blackcurrant blossom. It then opens on fragrances of kiwi, nectarine and mandarin zests. The palate is an explosion of white grapefruit and stone fruit. Creamy and savory, the mouthfeel turns to vanilla bean and cardamom, with delicious comforting texture and lingering
freshness.”

Production

Vintage Notes

The 2018 winter received only a third of the previous year’s rainfall. Combined with low temperatures in February, this lack of precipitation led to a late budbreak. However, generous spring rain arrived, lasting until the first days of April, while cool temperatures continued to slow down the growth of the canopy. This led to extremely balanced vines with little need for intervention. Bloom was one of the latest on record, occurring on May 24th. The fruit set was generous with beautifully full clusters of Sauvignon. The ensuing summer was mild, without extreme climate demand, creating ideal ripening conditions for white grapes with little to no need for irrigation. Continuing amiable weather in August allowed a slow maturation of the fruit. As a result, our team was able to harvest each block with great precision, at optimal ripeness.

Unusually, harvest of the Sauvignon Blanc went on for a record 2 weeks, between August 27th and September 10th, capturing the fruit at the peak of its expression. The wine shows great complexity reflecting all the different nuances of the terroir.
 

Viticulture

Eisele Vineyard, Napa Valley

The grapes were certified ‘Organic’ by CCOF and ‘Biodynamic’ by Demeter.

Vinification

The wines were aged on their lees for 12 months, in a combination of stainless steel (35%), concrete eggs (12%), used oak (33%) and new oak (20%).