Turnbull Sauvignon Blanc Oakville 2011
Blend: 97% Sauvignon Blanc (67% Musque), 3% Viognier Brix: 23.2˚- 25.9˚ Fermentation: 70% fermented in stainless steel, 30% barrel fermented in new French oak, then transferred immediately to stainless steel Time in oak: All lots aged sur lies with occasional stirring for fi ve months Alcohol: 14% Production: 5,044 cases Suggested Retail Price: $15 per bottle If there’s one thing the world doesn’t need, it’s another sports analogy – ok, so here’s one more! I love this style of Sauvignon Blanc for its willingness to be the ultimate role player. Unlike the brash, ultra-aromatic, sometimes sweet and seldom graceful wines that have crowded the playing fi eld of late, this one needs only to be its loveable, refreshing and fl avorful self to make everything about the experience of eating and drinking that much more enjoyable. Whether it’s a glass of wine to unwind at the end of a challenging day or as the perfect foil to any of the numerous foods with which Sauvignon Blanc is a kindred spirit, this one Vineyard % by Vineyard Harvest Dates Skellenger 62% 08/28/03 - 09/22/03 Turnbull 19% 09/02/03 - 09/10/03 Fortuna 19% 09/13/03 - 09/23/03
At Turnbull Wine Cellars we craft our award-winning wine using fruit sourced from our five stellar estate vineyards in Oakville and Calistoga. This diversity of fruit sourcing and exemplary viticultural work allows our winemaking team the ability to create wines with distinctive flavors that capture the personality of each site. Soils vary from deeper alluvial fans on the valley floor to the shallow, volcanic and rocky structures of the hillsides.