The 2017 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of lemon, lime, grapefruit, honeydew melon, orange peel, and white flowers. On the palate, there are more vibrant citrus, melon, honeysuckle flavors followed by a crisp acidity and touch of minerality. The Semillon and Viognier in the blend add another layer of complexity to the wine with flavors of kiwi and lemon cream pie. By fermenting the wine in stainless steel, French oak, and concrete, CADE is also building layers of complexity in the wine. The barrel fermentations add texture, density, and viscosity to the mid palate of the wine. The concrete adds a touch of flint and minerality to the finish of the wine as well as adding some mid palate richness. The stainless steel fermentations preserve the natural Sauvignon Blanc aromatics and the vibrant acidity and crispness.
Blend: 94% Sauvignon Blanc, 3% Sauvignon Musque, 2% Semillon, 1% Viognier