Grgich Hills Estate

2015 Napa Valley Fumé Blanc Estate Grown Dry Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Dec 08, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Running on Fumés

We’ve been selling Grgich Hills Estate wines for almost a decade now. Without a doubt, their wines are among the most popular with our thirsty Operatives. Today’s Grgich Hills Estate 2015 Napa Valley Fumé Blanc Estate Grown Dry Sauvignon Blanc was the smash hit of our recent tasting panel - and it’s yours… while it lasts.

Beautiful clarity with a light color that approaches peridot. Wonderful bright nose with subtle citrus that is subsumed by notes of pear and apple. A bit of tropical fruit makes an appearance as well. Floral notes of elderflower can be discerned, along with an interesting cardamom spice note. Ripe green apple with a nuanced sur lees character is reminiscent of an apple pie.

There is much more stone fruit on the palate than on the nose: The apricot and peach flavors take center stage just before the finish which reveals lychee and guava notes that continue to dance at the back of the tongue long after the wine is swallowed. Bright acids immediately engulf the front of the palate crescendoing into a tapered finish that lingers pleasantly at the back of the throat. All around very approachable mouthfeel. This wine is a wonderful way to begin an evening of entertaining, starting with a charcuterie plate and hard cheeses.

This wine is very, very highly recommended.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Beautiful clarity with a light color that approaches peridot.

Smell:

Subtle citrus, pear, apple, tropical fruit, elderflower, cardamom.

Taste:

Ripe green apple, sur lees character, apple pie, stone fruit, apricot, peach, lychee and guava.

Finish:

Bright acids immediately engulf the front of the palate crescendoing into a tapered finish that lingers pleasantly at the back of the throat. All around very approachable mouthfeel.

Pairing:

This wines is a wonderful way to begin an evening served with a charcuterie plate and hard cheeses.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Ivo Jeramaz
Varietal
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage
2015
Appellation
Napa Valley
Abv
13.5%
pH
3.19
TA
7.0g/L
Sugar
22.5 ̊ Brix
Time in oak
6 months on lees in neutral barrels
Type of oak
French
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20% neutral barrels
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80% 900 gallon casks
Bottling date
April 19, 2016
Release date
October 2017
Production
6,755 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 08, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
Avg. Price
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