Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: America / California / Napa Valley
Grapes: 97% Sauvignon Blanc, 3% Sèmillon

The Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc grapes come from top vineyards throughout Napa Valley, including Estate ranches in Carneros, southeastern Napa, Rutherford and Calistoga. The superb fruit from these sites produces a rich, complex Sauvignon Blanc that is simultaneously fresh, crisp and zesty. The 2016v is a blend of 97% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Semillon. Grapes are harvested during the cool nighttime hours to fully capture their fresh, pure flavors and vibrant acidity. Whole-cluster-pressing of the fruit under anaerobic conditions maximizes varietal intensity while minimizing the extraction of astringent compounds from the skins. In 2016, 81% of the juice fermented in stainless steel tanks and 19% in neutral French oak barrels to produce bright, concentrated varietal aromas and flavors. The wine aged for five months in neutral French oak barrels before bottling.

90+ Points

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2016 vintage
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harvest note

The 2016 vintage in Napa Valley got off to an excellent start with much-needed winter and early spring rainfall that replenished soils and the water table. Moderate-to-warm springtime temperatures generated early flavor development in the grapes, while a generally cool growing season ensured their slow and uniform ripening. These conditions yielded Sauvignon Blanc grapes with tremendous flavor concentration coupled with perfectly balanced acidity.

tasting note

Vibrant, wonderfully fresh aromas of pink grapefruit, melon and white peach introduce zesty flavors of Meyer lemon, lime, guava, gooseberry and juicy melon. Lively acidity accentuates the wine’s flavor intensity and animates its long, harmonious finish, which features succulent citrus and mineral tones. Delicious now, this classic Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc will age gracefully for 3-5 years.

food pairing

An ideal aperitif, this pairs with your favorite salad, seafood, poultry and vegetable dishes.

technical data

GRAPES: 97% Sauvignon Blanc, 3% Sèmillon
PH: 3.32
ACIDITY: 0.68 grams/100 ml
ABV: 13.8%
AGING: Five months in neutral French oak

points of distinction

  • A brisk, lively, melon and citrus-flavored Sauvignon Blanc.
  • Very versatile as an aperitif or with fish, poultry, pasta, salads.
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“Our emphasis on fruit quality captures the expression of grapefruit, citrus, kiwi, guava, lime and melon in the wine.”

– Stephanie Jacobs, Winemaker

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