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2018 Proprietors Sauvignon Blanc - Napa Valley bottle shot
Rutherford Ranch
Proprietors Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley

2018

  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Aging: Stainless steel fermentation and 40% barrel aged in French Oak
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
Olive Branch
Fresh flavors of citrus, lime and lemongrass, with a round body and balanced acidity. 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard Notes

2018 was a truly exceptional year for ripening grapes. Winter started out with very little rainfall, which made growers worry that it may be another year of drought. When March arrived, however, it brought along the much-needed rainfall that helped fill the root zone, water table and some reservoirs. The vines came out of winter dormancy and began the season with ample water and abundant sunshine.

Food Pairing Notes

Pair this unique Sauvignon Blanc with fresh oysters, a spring salad with asparagus and goat cheese or a delicious lemon tart.

Production Notes

Our 2018 Proprietor’s Selection Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from select Napa Valley vineyards. These grapes were harvested early for acidity and a flavor profile that we feel truly represents the variety and the place. The majority of this wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks which allows for temperature control and helps retain the aroma and flavor intensity. Approximately 40% of the wine was then aged in a combination of 1 year old, 2 year old and 3 year old French oak barrels to give it a luxurious, creamy mouthfeel. This combination of both barrel and stainless steel fermentation adds complexity and softness, distinguishing it from many other Napa Valley Sauvignon Blancs.