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2016 King Estate Croft Sauvignon Blanc KE

$26.00 per Bottle

Tasting Notes

Fresh, ripe fruit and grassy tones envelope the palate from the beginning. Perfectly balanced acid helps layers of elegant flavors flow through the palate with a complex and lingering finish

Vineyard Notes

Following on the heels of a cold winter, early spring was very wet with double our typical precipitation in March. Rapidly warming temperatures in April led to buds breaking almost a week early – these favorable conditions continued, leading to very strong fruit set after a mid-June bloom. The abundance of fruit allowed for meticulous hand thinning; only the fruit meeting stringent quality parameters were allowed to ripen. Excellent weather continued throughout the summer, leading to a warmer than average vintage and resulted in excellent ripening conditions. Moving into late summer/early fall the grape clusters were in outstanding condition which combined with unusually dry conditions allowed for extended hang time and enhanced flavor development. The extended harvest period enabled each vineyard to be harvested at peak ripeness resulting in a crop of fantastic quality.

Production Notes

75% sur lie aged in stainless steel, 25% sur lie aged in French oak barrels for 5 months

Vintage 2016
Wine Style White Wine
Appellation Willamette Valley
Size 750 ml