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2016 Cuvée Renee Sauvignon Blanc

2016 Cuvée Renee

Sauvignon Blanc

SONOMA COUNTY


ALLOCATION LIST: $27.90
RETAIL: $31.00


TASTING NOTES

Our go-to summer (and often year-round) white continues its evolution. Now with a new block of Fallenleaf Vineyard planted over to the Musqué clone at our request, we’re getting deeper, more tropical and melony aromas and flavors than ever before. Yet at the same time, we’ve fine-tuned the wine to express a bit more precision and pedigree.

The 2016 is everything you’d expect from EK Sauvignon Blanc and then some: loads of exotic fruit aromatics and a palate presence that is not often found in many examples of the grape. Part of this texture comes from a roughly 3% addition of the previous vintage held lovingly in neutral barrels for a year to add further layering and complexity.

Perfect as a cocktail or poolside sipper, we pour this beauty all through the year and find it equally at home with Asian and Latin American cuisine where the juiciness can stand up to a bit of heat and bold flavors. Not to mention it’s a big hit at any holiday table where it pairs with a wide variety of good old American fare. So many people have reached out over the last few years to let us know this has become their favorite white wine. What a pleasure to be able to provide that experience! This is not your run-of-the-mill SB. If you know and love it, stock up. If you have yet to try it, now is the perfect time!

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: summer 2017 through late 2018
Graceful ageability: 2019+

VINEYARDS

50% Dry Stack, 50% Fallenleaf

CLONES

50% Rauscedo, 35% Sauvignon Musqué, 15% Clone 1

STATS

pH: 3.16  |  TA: 7.6 g/L |  Alcohol: 14.2%
Bottling Date: January 13, 2017  |  Release: Spring 2017
Cases Produced: 824

 

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