Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 2016

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Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 2016

Columbia Valley, Washington

WINEMAKER NOTES

Our 2016 Bordeaux-style white blend was crafted from Sauvignon Blanc from the Smith-Cerne Vineyard in The Dalles and Semillon from our Estate Double River Vineyard in Walla Walla. The Sauvignon Blanc was picked early in the season to maintain true varietal characteristics and firm acidity, while the Semillon enjoyed a little more “hang-time” and the golden berries were harvested at a later stage to ensure bright, tropical fruit notes. A cool, slow fermentation in stainless steel resulted in vibrant and fruit-forward wines with great personality. The Semillon was transferred to neutral French oak barrels towards the end of its fermentation and was stirred once a week for about 3 months for complexity and structure.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Vintage: 2016
Varieties: 73% Sauvignon Blanc, 27% Sémillon
Appellation: Columbia Valley, Washington
Vineyards: Smith-Cerne, Double River
Oak: 3 months neutral French oak (Sémillon)
Alcohol: 13.3%
Production: 522 cases

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