2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Oakville ~
Teaderman Vineyards 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, grown on our estate in the heart of Napa Valley’s Oakville American Viticultural Area, represents one of the most distinctive Sauvignon Blanc vintages on record. Delicate peach, apricot and Meyer lemon open on the nose, accented with intriguing floral hints. On the palate, notes of vanilla, smoke and honey from aging in French oak balance the bright fruit and carry over a long, creamy finish. This wine is delightful with oysters on the half-shell. Crisp acidity also makes it a favorite partner for cheese plates, as well as main courses with grilled salmon or roasted vegetables.
After gentle hand harvest, we press the Sauvignon Blanc grapes as whole clusters in our membrane press. We then allow them to cold settle in a stainless steel tank, where fermentation begins. When the wine reaches 16ºBrix, we transfer it into barrels (20% new French oak) to finish fermenting. The wine ages on its yeast lees for nine months with batonage (hand stirring) during the first four months to re-suspend the lees and encourage a creamy texture.
2012 (Current Vintage)
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