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Late Harvest Napa Valley 2006

Late Harvest Napa Valley 2006
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SKU: 06 Late Harvest

About This Wine

On the nose:  Explosion of dried apricots, white peaches, pineapples, mangoes balanced with roasted cashews, orange zest, marzipan with quince, rosemary

On the palate:  Sensual entrance evolving on a bright acidity lingering on a coated palate with touches of quinine, honey, grapefruit, strawberry reduction

Wine Profile

Blend: 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon

Fermentation:  70% barrel fermented, 30% stainless steel fermented

Aging:  8 months in French oak

Vintage Notes

2006 was a fairly mild year with some heavy rain in late December. The temperatures were moderate through spring, which led to a 12 day heat spell in July with record temperatures. The vines shut down and it took the entire crop a little more time to ripen, especially after rain in October. Overall temperatures were mild and harvest was two weeks late.  The slow ripening gave wine with a lot of aromas and beautiful acidity (the malic acid was well preserved). We could extract quite a bit while keeping a very elegant wine.

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