Late Harvest Shahpar
2016 Signature Sauvignon Blanc, Sage Vineyard
Our latest release of Sage Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from three small blocks nestled between 1800 - 2100 feet on our Mount Veeder vineyard estate. Mount Veeder is the most temperate of the mountainside Napa Valley AVA’s, its southernmost location, the marine influence of the nearby San Pablo Bay, moderate sun exposure and varied topography result in cool pockets at high elevations. These microclimates provide the ideal conditions for gradual ripening and flavor development; Signature Sauvignon Blanc shows remarkable brightness, purity and refinement.
In 2016, Sauvignon Blanc was picked in three separate passes to craft a wine with precision, capturing its inherent freshness and vibrancy.
Lithe in stance, 2016 Signature Sauvignon Blanc opens with sweet pea, freesia and grapefruit. Bright, flavorful citrus and stone fruits anchor the palate – kumquat, white peach and apricot are complemented by delicate herbal notes. A delightful interplay of texture adds intrigue and dimensionality—the refreshing and persistent flinty minerality is balanced with a subtle lemon meringue-like creaminess.