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2016 The Barrel Climber Sauvignon Blanc

2016 The Barrel Climber

Sauvignon Blanc

SONOMA COASTsonoma county


ALLOCATION LIST: $39.60
RETAIL: $44.00


ALLOCATION LIST ONLY BOTTLING

TASTING NOTES

Attention thrill seekers, adventurous palates and brave oeno-nauts, we've got something just for you...a fully skin-contact fermented Sauvignon Blanc bottled exclusively for our EK List members.

In the spirit of The Barrel Climber program, the new vintage is an intriguing contrast to last year's sleek and modern styled SB. Think of it as an ode to ancient methods of winemaking.

Whole-cluster fermentation and a total of 41 days on it's skins (a process usually reserved for red wine) produced a hazy, deeply golden and pink-tinged beauty that displays a riot of aromas and flavors, blurring the line between a white wine and a red. Sound interesting? Read on...

Lush raspberry, ripe peach and baked apple co-mingle unexpectedly while the ample palate offers a long and quite dry finish with remarkable structure. Tasted blind, it could easily be perceived as either a red or a white while in reality it is something wonderfully in between.

Bottled without fining or filtration (to preserve all of the flavor and texture) and with just a bare minimum of sulfur, this micro-cuvée is a delicious break from the ordinary.

Only 23 cases produced and offered solely to you, our favorite EK List members!

?DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: spring 2018 through ???
Graceful ageability: 2021+?

VINEYARDS?

100% Fallenleaf Vineyard

STATS

pH: 3.95 |  TA: 5.48 g/L |  Alcohol: 14.4%?
Bottling Date: January 17, 2018  |  Release: Spring 2018
?Cases Produced: 23

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