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2015 Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc Musque

2015 Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc Musque

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
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SKU: 008032

Its rich palate from the time in barrel balances beautifully with generous flavors of lychee, guava, citrus zest and toasted grain. The finish is clean, focused and rich.

Ratings
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast. "Fresh and vibrantly floral on the nose and palate, this lovely white from the musqué clone imparts full-bodied, voluptuous layers of pineapple and grapefruit rind, lingering long on the finish." - VB
Winemaker Notes
Our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Musqué delivers aromas of lemon verbena, lemon grass, lime zest, jasmine and a hint of toasted grain. Its rich palate from the time in barrel balances beautifully with generous flavors of lychee, guava, citrus zest and toasted grain. The finish is clean, focused and rich.
Composition
100% Sauvignon Blanc Musqué
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
September 13, 2015
Sugar
24.0° Avg. Brix at harvest
Acid
6.1 g/L
pH
3.50
Aging
7 months; french oak, 30% new, 30% stainless steel drums
Fermentation
barrel fermentation with native and cultured yeast; bi-weekly bâtonnage; No malolactic
Bottling Date
June 2016
Alcohol %
14.90
Wine Enthusiast
92
Production Notes
2015 was another prime vintage with moderate temperatures throughout the spring and summer. After harvest, the juice was fermented in French oak barrels for 7 months (30% new) and stainless steel. Regular lees stirring for imparted additional richness and complexity to the wine.
Vineyard Notes
This Sauvignon Blanc Musqué comes from Oak Hill Block D, and O Flat, two of the coolest sites on our estate.

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