2901 White 2016

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2901 White 2016

Columbia Valley, Washington

WINEMAKER NOTES

Our 2016 blend is comprised of 56% Semillon and 44% Sauvignon Blanc. The distinct vineyards of Double River and Smith-Cerne are revealed in this elegant representation of our best-loved white. These two varietals are picked at different times at optimum ripeness to bring balance and harmony into your glass. The Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc fermented slowly under controlled, low temperatures in stainless steel, to preserve bright and crisp fruit characteristics in the wine. A significant amount of Semillon fermented and aged gracefully in neutral French oak, enhancing the bouquet and contributing to a more powerful, yet tasteful mouth feel. These barrels were blended back with the expressive and lively wines in the stainless steel tanks and provided great body and weight in this cuvée. All winemaking techniques were carefully executed, to prevent oxidation and optimizing the vivid fruit-forward nuances of these two varietals.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Vintage: 2016
Varieties: 56% Semillon, 44% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Columbia Valley, Washington
Vineyards: Double River, Smith-Cerne
Oak: 4 months neutral French oak (Semillon)
Alcohol: 13.7%
Production: 310 cases

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