Provenance Vineyards 'Rutherford' Sauv Blanc 2016
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This is a white wine imageProvenance Vineyards 'Rutherford' Sauv Blanc 2016

 
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Tasting Panel 92
"With 5% Semillon and 1% Muscat blended in, this tropical scented dynamo from one of Napa Valley's premier sub-regions shows grace and body. White graprefruit and pear show themseles on the palate, but pineapplle plays an exciting role alongside a hint of oak."

James Suckling 91
"A zesty and fresh style with lemon and grapefruit character. Medium body, bright acidity and a clean finish. Some phenolic tension to this.'"

Wine Spectator 90
"Lemon, peach and pear flavors ... read more
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Item ID: #28598
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Tasting Panel 92
"With 5% Semillon and 1% Muscat blended in, this tropical scented dynamo from one of Napa Valley's premier sub-regions shows grace and body. White graprefruit and pear show themseles on the palate, but pineapplle plays an exciting role alongside a hint of oak."

James Suckling 91
"A zesty and fresh style with lemon and grapefruit character. Medium body, bright acidity and a clean finish. Some phenolic tension to this.'"

Wine Spectator 90
"Lemon, peach and pear flavors are fresh and vibrant on a supple body, with spice, green tea and dried floral accents to the expressive finish."

We pressed the grapes in whole clusters and then fermented the juice in a combination of stainless steel tanks (60 percent) and small barrels (40 percent). The tank-fermented wine captured Sauvignon Blanc’s lively fruit expression, while the barrel-fermented portion gave the wine greater lees contact during sur lie aging. Most of the barrels were stainless steel, however we fermented seven percent of the wine in new French oak barrels for complexity. Stirring (bâtonnage) during six months of sur lie aging developed the wine’s silky texture.

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Provenance VineyardsRecognized as one of the world's great wine regions, Napa Valley is only 30 miles long and a few miles wide at its broadest point. Within this slender area, a few subappellations have demonstrated that they can produce superior Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. By selecting top vineyards in these subappellations, Provenance Vineyards showcases the unique personalities of Napa Valley's best growing regions. Please review our page on vineyards for more detailed information and history on a selection of the vineyards Provenance sources grapes from. Our goal is to showcase the distinctiveness of Napa Valley's best growing areas. Great wines start in the vineyard, so we've selected top vineyards and intervene as little as possible during the winemaking process. We gently guide the grapes into wine, striving to bring out the personality, complexity and uniqueness of each vineyard and vintage. Provenance wines offer a balance of elegance and substance with deep, intense flavors that reflect the vineyards where the grapes were grown. We craft these age-worthy wines to be approachable upon release to the public.

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