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2016 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 2016
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Sauvignon Blanc GRAPE SOURCE 81% Sauvignon Blanc Musqué 19% Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley The grapes were certified ‘Organic’ by CCOF and ‘Biodynamic’ by Demeter.
¥18,150  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Eisele Vineyard
Vintage 2016
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Sauvignon Blanc GRAPE SOURCE 81% Sauvignon Blanc Musqué 19% Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley The grapes were certified ‘Organic’ by CCOF and ‘Biodynamic’ by Demeter.
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.3%
Product Code EIS1SB--16
UPC NONE
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Our winemaking team notes: “At first, the nose expresses varietal notes of boxtree and fresh cut grass, then opens up with intense tropical fruit, white peach, Meyer lemons zest and fresh notes of white musk. The palate is round and creamy. Tension and minerality carry through the
lingering finish. A superb vintage for Sauvignon Blanc.”

Production

Vintage Notes

A mild and fairly dry winter very similar to 2015 led to early bud break. Heavy rains in March, however, led the vintage on a most favorable path, allowing development of a generous canopy. While the bloom was delayed 8 to 10 days, identical climatic demand as in 2015 ensured a good fruit set. Mild July weather was also auspicious; it led to fast and homogeneous veraison across the ranch. Continuing amiable weather allowed a gentle ripening of the Sauvignon Blanc though warm days and cool nights. These very favorable conditions enhanced the nuances within our three plots bringing complexity and intensity to the final blend. The fruit was picked between August 18th and September 7th in ideal conditions, allowing us to capture optimal fruit expression in each plot.

 

Vinification

The wines were aged on their lees for 12 months, in a combination of stainless steel (35%), concrete eggs (15%), used oak (35%) and new oak (15%)