Rombauer - Sauvignon Blanc
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Region: USA / California / Napa Valley
Type: Light-bodied white wine
Vineyards: The fruit for this wine comes from four carefully selected sites in Napa Valley offering lots of sunshine yet moderate temperatures - ideal conditions for growing Sauvignon Blanc.
Vinification: The fruit it is hand-picked at dawn and sorted in the vineyard. The grapes are gently whole-cluster pressed while the fruit is still cool.
Fermentation: Ninety percent of the juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks. The remaining juice is fermented in neutral French oak barrels to impart weight and texture to the wine. The barrel-fermented portion is blended back to tank after three months in barrel. The wine was bottled under Stelvin aluminum closure - another Rombauer first - to preserve the freshness and vibrancy so appealing in this Sauvignon Blanc.
Color: This wine is brilliant pale yellow with a bright green hue.
Nose: It exudes aromas of key lime, mango, papaya and white nectarine with a hint of fresh-cut grass.
Palate: The palate is fresh and enticing, as grapefruit, pineapple and passion fruit intertwine with Meyer lemon and lime, making the mouth water. Balanced yet lively acidity lingers on the palate inviting another taste. Boxwood on the finish gives the wine length and vibrant freshness.
Food pairing: Shellfish, vegetarian, goat cheese.