In Studio White
Napa Valley 2016
The 2016 vintage was near-perfect in Napa Valley. The growing season had an early start and ideal weather throughout. Harvest was ideally paced, with vineyards ripening in a cycle that allowed successive picking at targeted ripeness. The resulting wines are showing great balance and intensity of flavor.
All three grape varieties were grown in the Rutherford appellation of Napa Valley, where sedimentary, gravelly-sandy and alluvial soils have good water retention and moderate fertility.
After whole-cluster pressing, juice was moved to neutral French oak where barrels were frequently stirred to increase yeast contact and add richness; this wine did not undergo secondary malo-lactic fermentation. Prior to bottling, the wine received minimal filtration and fining to preserve the fresh fruit flavors.
This intriguing blend offers aromas of white peach, tangerine, and honeysuckle. These elements carry through to the palate, with its creamy texture, lingering stone fruit, and hints of meyer lemon on the finish.
• Varietal Composition: 38% Viognier | 31% Marsanne | 31% Roussanne
• Appellation: Napa Valley
• Alcohol: 13.7%
• TA: 0.58 g/100ml
• pH: 3.52
• Oak Aging: 5 months
• Oak Cooperage: French oak
• Bottling Date: August 7, 2017
• Production: 308 cases