2015 Cultivar Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford
198 Cases Produced
|2015 Vintage Notes||
This vintage will be remembered for high quality, but low yields. The 2015 growing season in the Napa Valley started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring. This resulted in an early bud break and bloom. Colder temperatures in May--during the peak of bloom--caused uneven fruit set which ultimately resulted in a much smaller crop in 2015 compared in both average yields and in comparison the three abundant years that preceded it.
The harvest was one of the earliest on record in the Napa Valley, beginning on July 22 with the picking of grapes for sparkling wine, and concluding for most all vintners and growers in the valley by mid-October. While ongoing drought was of great concern to farmers around California, Napa Valley received 75% of normal rainfall for the water year, refreshing the vines and putting a smile on vintners’ faces.
|2015 Cultivar Rutherford
This Sauvignon Blanc has a steely minerality on the nose. It is followed by flavors of lemon zest; granny apples, green gage plums and a hint of toast from the barrels. It is persistent and intense on the palate and has high acidity with loads of stony minerality on the finish. It is a food wine that begs for cheese and will work well with salads of all types.
|Production||198 cases produced|
|Varietal||100% Sauvignon Blanc|
|Barrel Aging||21% Barrel, 79% stainless steel|