Bottle Sizes 750ml
Country United States
Appellation Napa Valley
Wine Type White - Still
Varietals 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Vineyard Juliana Vineyard is located in the warmer climate of Pope Valley perfectly situated for a consistent growing season that leads to optimal ripening. This climate aids in the balancing of acidity and lifting tropical aromas. Gently sloped with east-west exposure. The sauvignon vines were planted in 1993. Grapes also come from the Alta Vista Vineyard in Carneros, where vines are 5 years old.
Soil Pleasanton loam, clay.
Viticulture The Juliana vineyard is planted to 453 vines per acre.
Vinification The grapes are whole cluster pressed and fermentation occurs in barrel. Malolactic fermentation did not occur.
Aging Aged approximately 6 months in a combination of stainless steel barrels (66%) and used french oak barrels (44%).
Production 1,154 cases.
Notes "Our Sauvignon Blanc is inspired by the Sauvignon wines of northern Italy, a region where the vineyards are framed by the warm Adriatic Sea to the south and the cool Dolomites mountains to the north. It is difficult to recreate these specific wines anywhere else in the world, and this wine is our homage to these great whites. The grapes for this wine are farmed at two distinct vineyards in Napa Valley, where the temperatures are both the warmest during the day and the coolest at night. That diversity helps us produce a wine of intensity and freshness, just like our fellow winemakers do in northeast Italy." - Dan Petroski