Tasting Note: It's been a while since we last saw this sauvignon and this must be one of the best they have made. The Cakebread sauvignon blanc grapes come from a section sites across Napa Valley, including its estate ranches in Carneros, southeastern Napa, Rutherford and Calistoga. The blend is 90/6/4 sauvignon blanc/sémillon/ sauvignon musqué. A short crop helped to concentrate the fruit that was picked between August 4th and September 2nd, the earliest ever. Some 80 percent of the juice goes into stainless steel tanks and 20 percent in neutral French oak barrels for ferment before it spends five months in neutral French oak barrels. Barely aromatic, the flavours are a mix of grapefruit, kiwi, fennel and honeydew melon with a spicy, mineral chalky, Graves-like finish. Food friendly: think shrimp, chicken, asparagus, smoked salmon or onion tarts. Score - 90. (Anthony Gismondi, gismondionwine.com, June 26, 2017)
|Sugar/Sweetness||XD - Extra Dry|
|Sub Category||Sauvignon Blanc Blend|
|Tags||Aromatic & Flavourful, Sauvignon Blanc Blend|
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