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2016 Pellegrini Barrel-Fermented Sauvignon Blanc
Steiner Vineyard

2016 Pellegrini Barrel-Fermented Sauvignon Blanc Image
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Sonoma County
Vineyard Designation
Steiner Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 20, 2016
Acid
6.70
pH
3.66
Bottling Date
December 17, 2017
Alcohol %
14.4

Sauvignon Blanc is elevated to its highest expression with French oak barrel fermentation and aging sur lies with battonage, endowing the wine with complexity in flavor and richness of texture.

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SKU: 16SBBF
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Sonoma County
Vineyard Designation
Steiner Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 20, 2016
Acid
6.70
pH
3.66
Bottling Date
December 17, 2017
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Pellegrini Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc's aroma is full of orange rind, vanilla bean, honeysuckle, passion fruit and a hint of Genovese basil. On the palate, this wine's core flavors of mango, pineapple and pink grapefruit make for a canvas upon which accents of jalapeno, ginger spice and tea leaf heighten the overall experience. The barrel fermentation and subsequent 6 months on oak provides for a soft creamy finish.
Winemaker Notes
The drought in California had reached full swing in 2016, leading to early bud break and fruit set. It was an early harvest for much of the county, lending a wonderful zingy acidity across the board, perfectly balancing the immense fruit of all the vineyards we source from. A surprisingly cool period in early September allowed for extra time on the vine for some additional phenolic maturity. Tonnages were slightly low, but higher than in 2015, allowing for wines to come out a little bit leaner. Overall, the 2016 wines should prove as a vintage full of very pretty wines, with excellent aging potential for those with the patience to hold on to their wines for 3 - 4 years.
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