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2017 Newcomb Sauvignon Blanc
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2017 Newcomb Sauvignon Blanc

2017 Newcomb Sauvignon Blanc

The inaugural release of our Newcomb Sauvignon Blanc offers powerful aromatics of lemon flower and citrus peel with a hint of stone fruit. On the palate, velvety acid with grapefruit, apricot, and nectarine. This is a sit-down Sauvignon Blanc, and would pair perfectly with loup de mer at a beachside café in Saint-Tropez.

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Our Small Lot Collection showcases special areas of our vineyard or new styles of wine that we want to experiment with and share with our friends. We have been wanting to try our hand at a barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc for some years now. Named for the women’s college of Tulane University where founders Chris James and Ames Morison attended in New Orleans, the Newcomb Sauvignon Blanc honors the intelligent women leaders that the college produces.

The inaugural release of our Newcomb Sauvignon Blanc offers powerful aromatics of lemon flower and citrus peel with a hint of stone fruit. On the palate, velvety acid with grapefruit and even more stone fruit (think apricot, nectarine, and white peach) are followed by a mineral finish. The aging in a 50/50 split of new French and American oak supports and balances the high natural acidity in this wine and provides a lush round mouthfeel. This is a sit-down Sauvignon Blanc, and would pair perfectly with loup de mer at a beachside café in Saint-Tropez.

Vintage
2017 was a year of extremes. The winter gave us twice our normal rainfall ending a five-year drought. The summer gave us more scorchers than we care to count (16 days over 100 degrees!) The season ended with the most devastating fire in California’s history. We hope to never see a year like this one again. Despite the challenging growing conditions, we were able to make some of our greatest wines – bright and aromatic whites and rosé plus supple, concentrated reds. As with everything in winemaking, and farming in general, timing was key. Knowing when to pick (and being lucky) made all the difference.
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Vintage: 2017
Wine Style: White Wine
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Varietal Composition:
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Harvest Date: August 31 - September 5, 2017
PH: 3.2
Barrel Aging:
9 months
50% new American oak
50% new French oak
Bottling Date: May 24, 2018
Alcohol %: 14.5
 
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