2016 Arkenstone Estate Sauvignon Blanc 3-Pack
Similar to our Estate Red, the Estate Sauvignon Blanc is done in the Bordeaux style, with the inclusion of Sémillon in the final blend. As with many Bordeaux châteaux, we utilize large concrete eggs for the vinification of the Sauvignon Blanc as well as new and neutral French oak. The Sémillon is vinified separately, solely in 100% new French barrels. After 11 months of aging sur-lie, the wine is blended together with the Sauvignon Blanc and aged in bottle for an additional 18 months prior to release.
White gold in color, the nose of honeysuckle, caramelized pear, wet stone and jasmine hint at the complexity within. Lemon curd, stone fruit, and honey greet you first, while the full richness of mango, pineapple, white peach, and green apple pie fill the mid-palate. Green apple, pear, and pineapple linger in the incredibly long, satisfying finish. Lush, yet clean and focused, with balanced acidity, this wine pairs beautifully with food.
93% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Sémillon
Vineyard: Arkenstone Howell Mountain Estate
Aging: 11 months in Concrete and French Oak sur-lie
Cases Produced: 450