The aromatics of this wine blend a broad spectrum from lemongrass, citrus, and green apples to apricot, melon, and tropical fruits along with a faint grassy component. These fruit characters are very present in the mouth, accompanying a very crisp finish with lingering tropical components. The acidity of this wine makes it refreshing and food friendly. This wine is best served between 52 and 58 degrees F (an average refrigerator after two hours).
Varietal Percentage: 89% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Sauvignon Musqué
Age of vines and soil type: Uboldi Vineyards, Kenwood, CA: 18 year old vines planted in rocky soils at a 400' elevation.
Date picked:Sauvignon Musqué: 9/21/11, Sauvignon Blanc: 9/27/2011
Harvest Sugar: 24.4 degrees Brix.
Fermentation time/Temperature Range: 48 days, 52 - 60 F.
Fermentation container/maceration: Barrel fermented in 3 - 8 year old French oak. No malolactic fermentation.
Analysis at bottling
Aging and bottling
Length/type of aging: Aged surlies for 4 months. Stirred twice a week.
Bottled: May 9, 2012.
Approximate lifespan under proper cellar conditions: 2-3 years.
Number of cases produced: 564 cases.
Release Date: May 2012.
Winemaker: Andrew T. Schweiger.