2015 Seated Cloud Sauvignon Blanc

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2015 Seated Cloud Sauvignon Blanc

35.00

329 cases produced.

Appellation:
Napa Valley

Growing season notes:
The majority of the growing season was uncharacteristically warm which resulted in early bud break and bloom.  The temperatures then dipped in May, right at the peak of bloom which resulted in uneven fruit sets, lower yields and lots of hand sorting for quality control.

Winemaking notes:
The 2015 Seated Cloud was whole cluster pressed and barreled down to 100% neutral French oak for both fermentation and aging.  Prevented from going through malolactic fermentation, the wine retains its crispness but softens due to the barrel influence.  With this vintage, we incorporated batonnage to the process.  What is batonnage?  It's an old-world technique of stirring the wine on the lees which allows for prolonged yeast contact and results in a more refined balance and silky mid-palate weight.  

Tasting notes:
This wine is extremely layered.  There is lemongrass and a chalky minerality on the nose, followed by soft pear and light citrus on the mid-palate, with a lingering finish of caramelized popcorn.

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