2016 SAUVIGNON BLANCWine Match Special Selection

100% Sauvignon Blanc
Viluko Vineyards

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $28.00
club price: $25.20
available:Yes
cases:180
formats: 750mL
released:Sep 3, 2018
date profiled:Jul 16, 2019
region:Northern California
AVA:Sonoma County
vineyards:Estate
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:22.0°
alcohol:14.5%
fined:No
filtered:No
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:Not Applicable  
oak aging: 6 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
sauvignon blanc 100% Sonoma County
 
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low sulfite wine
Winemaker Timothy Milos Notes
Our fourth release of the Sauvignon Blanc is one of the family’s favorites. We picked this vintage early when the measurement of brix barely crested 22 degrees on the refractometer. The steep gravelly site is dry-farmed producing canopies of low-vigor and small yields. The resulting wine pops with bright acidity and flavors from a rainbow of citrus. Blocks E1 and E2 were hand-harvested in a single day. The whole clusters were gently pressed within hours of picking in a pneumatic press, combining free run and light press fractions. The heavy press was discarded to avoid tannic characters. This juice went to an insulated stainless steel tank on its own wild yeast to partially cold ferment at 54-58 degrees, then finished on its lees in neu ...more... tral French oak barrels for six months without stirring. Extended lees contact without stirring adds roundness and depth while preserving the fruit. Malolactic fermentation was arrested to preserve the fresh, delicate fruit flavors. Transparent straw in color, the fresh aromas of passionfruit, lime leaf, and nectarine leap from the glass, following through with bright acidity, lemon verbena, wet stones and hints of tangerine and lychee on the palate. It finishes with a sweep of minerality, snap pea, smoke, and lime peel notes.
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