2013 Franciscan Estate Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Napa Valley
Acid
7.5 g/L
pH
3.14
Aging
100% Stainless steel tank fermented; 50% skin contact
Alcohol %
13.0

2013 Franciscan Estate Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Vibrant citrus, grapefruit, and lime zest. Subtle grassy notes and bright acidity are framed by minerality. Very clean and palate cleansing. Fruit forward with a long, lingering honeydew and soft lime finish.

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Appearance: Pale Straw
Aromas: Brimming with lime and grapefruit, softened by notes of pear and vanilla. Lemongrass, lychee, and a minerality reminiscent of river stones add layers of fragrance. Bright, clean, and inviting.
Flavors: Vibrant citrus, grapefruit, and lime zest. Subtle grassy notes and bright acidity are framed by minerality. Very clean and palate cleansing. Fruit forward with a long, lingering honeydew and soft lime finish.

Vineyard Notes
The 2013 vintage gave us near perfect growing conditions which led to an early harvest with the first Estate Sauvignon Blanc grapes arriving at the winery on August 5, 12 days ahead of 2012, and 25 days ahead of 2011. Spring conditions were warm and dry which led to an early bud break and very even set. Aside from one hot spell at the end of June, temperatures remained moderate throughout the spring and summer. With only 8 inches of rain from January through June, the vines had less green growth and an earlier turn to fruit development. As harvest progressed, the quality of the Sauvignon Blanc was exceptional and the last grapes came in on September 6.
Winemaker Notes
In our quest to produce a rich, vibrant, and supple Sauvignon Blanc, we took this wine on a little trip: the Loire meets New Zealand by way of Napa Valley.

To bring out the aromas and flavors that make this grape so appealing, we source fruit from several Napa Valley sub-appellations and apply a range of small-lot winemaking techniques. For vineyards offering mineral character, the fruit is gently whole-cluster pressed and undergoes a slow, cold fermentation in tank to capture the purity and minerality of the fruit as you might find in a Loire wine. With vineyards offering rich, expressive fruit, we give the must 6-8 hours of skin contact—a New Zealand technique. The juice is tasted every hour to pinpoint the peak of lime and lemongrass flavor before pressing off the skins. Together, the different lots unite to create a wine with great complexity and vibrancy.

—Janet Myers, Winemaker

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