Joy Sauvignon Blanc 2016

100% Sauvignon Blanc, the fourth great vintage from our J&J Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley.   The intense flavor of this delicious wine is captivating and you will instantly see why the French call their finest Sauvignon Blanc a "savage white!"  

Perfect with soft goat cheese or brie but just as at home with Sushi, Chinese food or any chicken or fish dish. The flavor however,makes this wine a great drink all by itself.
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Tasting Notes

Crisp and elegant with grapefruit and citrus flavors on the nose rolling on to a beautiful ripe honeydew melon in the mouth. The slight mineral structure reminds one of limestone and hints at the wine's food pairing value as it lingers past the finish to leave you wanting more.


Production Notes

Only 656 cases produced.


Winemaker Notes

Traditionally Sauvignon Blanc is from cooler climates, however this is no cool climate, grassy, herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc. Grown in the center of Dry Creek Valley in a old stream bed under the shade of a small mountain it gets cool mornings, hot midday periods, then loses the sun early behind the mountain. Grown here it takes on more peach, passion fruit and grapefruit flavor nuances.


Cooperage Notes

Fermented and aged in neutral French Oak for 11 months.


StyleWhite Bordeaux
AppellationDry Creek Valley
VarietalSauvignon Blanc
PairingDawnzNutz
Alcohol14.10%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2017-08-14
Harvest Date2016-09-06
Harvest Brix24.6°