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2012 Franciscan Estate Equilibrium Napa Valley
 

WINEMAKER: Janet Myers
APPELLATION: Napa Valley
BRIX AT HARVEST: 21.0°–22.0°
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 72% Sauvignon Blanc, 17% Chardonnay, 11% Muscat
FERMENTATION: 83% stainless steel tank fermented; 17% barrel fermented
pH: 3.20
TA: 6.3g/L
ALCOHOL: 12.5%
RELEASE DATE: May 2013
CASES PRODUCED: 1,503

 

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2012
Napa Valley

           

Equilibrium White Blend

             
             
Sensory Evaluation:
Appearance: Pale Straw
Aromas:  A vibrant fruit-driven bouquet with highlights of bright passion fruit, guava, and white peach, accented with hints of citrus and lime blossom. Floral notes of honeysuckle and jasmine balance the vibrancy of the ripe fruit aromas.
Flavors:  A clean, crisp opening gives way to a full, round body on the palate. Nectarine and stone fruits give the wine a fruit-forward profile finishing with floral and citrus notes. The finish lingers and leaves you wanting more.
 
           
Winemaker's notes:
Our Equilibrium white blend is a rich, fun, and unique wine that’s easy to enjoy. The name Equilibrium means “to come together in a state of harmonious balance.” With this in mind, our winemakers crafted a unique expression of artisanal blending. Crisp mouthfeel showing bright floral notes along with refreshing pear and white peach flavors, Equilibrium is an ensemble of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Muscat. The perception of sweetness enables it to pair beautifully with a range of foods, from spicy barbeque to Thai and other Asian cuisines.
           
—Janet Myers, Winemaker

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Growing Season:
After an unusually dry winter, spring rainfall provided most of the season’s water for the growing season. April proved to be a roller coaster for the vines, offering up a mixture of wet weather and cold nights that required frost protection, followed by summer-like temperature spikes late in the month. From there, it was smooth sailing for the spring and summer. Lots of sunny, warm days brought bloom 3–4 weeks ahead of 2011. As the nearly perfect conditions continued, we kicked off the 2012 harvest, bringing in pristine clusters of Estate Sauvignon Blanc on August 17. As the harvest progressed, the quality of the Sauvignon Blanc was exceptionally fine and the last came in on September 3. Chardonnay became ripe in mid-September with harvesting continuing into October.
     
           
 
           
       

 

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