Sauvignon Blanc 1155 Napa Valley 2008
About This Wine
Color: Shiny, brilliant gold with touches of green
On the nose:Explosion of cassis flower, mango and pineapple balanced with a sharp minerality of granite rock, with hints of caramel, vanilla and apricot ice cream
On the palate: Fresh entrance with citrus, pears and white peaches lingering on green apple and tangerines
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
In 2008 California faced one of its most dramatic growing seasons in years; with the worst frost in 30 years, heat waves, wildfire smoke and early rain. Warm temperatures, combined with the low yields due to frost, created great concentration.
In retrospect, 2008 ended up being an exceptional year for quality, but the year will not be remembered for abundance. To make a long story longer, if you didn't get hit by frost in April, heat during bloom in May, or dehydration due to heat in August, it was a lovely growing season.
The juice had high sugar, high acid and beautiful concentration. The 2008 Sauvignon Blanc is an amazing vintage because we had a mild summer that kept the acidity quite high and allowed us to protect the great finesse of the varietal.