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2016 Swanson Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Salon Select, Napa Valley, 750ml

Wine Specs

Vintage 2016
Appellation Napa Valley
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol content 13.7%
Bottling Date January, 2017
Case Production 285
Release Type Current

2016 Sauvignon Blanc

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A near perfect growing season in 2016 ensured that our harvest was of extremely high quality. Benefiting from early budbreak and plenty of spring rain, we saw early growth of the young canopy. As the temperatures started to rise and the rain events became less frequent, the vines flowered, moving into bloom with optimum conditions, helping promote a successful and abundant fruit set. The drought conditions of the previous years were starting to recede as we maintained a full soil moisture profile for much of the early growing season in all our vineyards. As we moved into veraison - the period where the small green berries start to develop color, gain sugar and loose their acidity - we began to see the true potential that 2016 was offering. It was fortunate that the rains held off until mid-October, as we were able to harvest our vineyards at precisely the right time, optimizing fruit flavor intensity whilst retaining the natural bright balanced acidity of the grape.

Wine Profile

Winemaker Notes
Bursting with tropical aromatics, guava and lychee surrounded by night flowering Jasmin. This Sauvignon Blanc gives generously, providing good acidity with a touch of phenolic dryness wrapped around a core of intense fruit such as Meyer lemon, cantaloupe and pear. In the back ground sit slight hints of cut grass and a touch of fresh cut hay, all followed with a refreshing, clean finish on the palate. A lovely wine to serve as an aperitif or as a match to Ahi Tuna, Cesare salad or fresh oysters.

- Robin Akhurst, Winemaker

Vintage Notes
Our 2016 Sauvignon Blanc comes from the heart of Napa Valley. The alluvial soils built up over millennia aid natural drainage and heat retention. The grapes from this wine were grown on sustainably-farmed vineyards, where meticulous vine management consistently produces a small sustainably-farmed vineyards, where meticulous vine management consistently produces a small