Voss, Napa Valley, Rutherford Estate Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Today on the first of April, 2009 the citrus is holding steady and the wine retains its freshness – bravo! In the fall of ’08 I noted: there’s a sense of gooseberries, candied tropical fruits and a little bell pepper. The fruitiness comes through even more so on the palate in a refreshingly dry yet not austere way.
The grapes were picked in mid-August and treated to a 24 hour cold soak after crushing. After that the wine fermented in stainless only. This has been a consistent winner in the ‘pull no punches’ vein of Sauvignon and the brand has been a leader in alternative closures. This is bottled under a screwcap. Cellared and Bottled in Oakville 12.5% and down to $14.49 at Bottle Barn