Clos du Val Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Napa Valley Ariadne 2001

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This was another year of unusually high rainfall, with some late rains similar to those we saw in 2005. Spring was re...

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Winemaker's Notes:

This was another year of unusually high rainfall, with some late rains similar to those we saw in 2005. Spring was relatively cool and bud break occurred a month later than the previous year. Summer temperatures were fairly mild, despite a brief heat spike in May and a more intense one in July. Harvest, which started in mid-September and lasted through the end of October, was marked by perfect weather. The end result is another excellent Clos Du Val vintage of concentrated, flavorful wines. APPELLATION: Napa Valley COMPOSITION: 68% Sémillon, 32% Sauvignon Blanc FERMENTATION: Sémillon - in barrel, Sauvignon Blanc - in stainless steel AGING: 7 months in French oak barrels, 25% new barrels ACID: 6.60 g/L pH: pH: 3.34 ALCOHOL: 13.5% RESIDUAL SUGAR: dry SOIL TYPE: gravelly loams AGE OF VINES: 12 years

This was another year of unusually high rainfall, with some late rains similar to those we saw in 2005. Spring was relatively cool and bud break occurred a month later than the previous year. Summer temperatures were fairly mild, despite a brief heat spike in May and a more intense one in July. Harvest, which started in mid-September and lasted through the end of October, was marked by perfect weather. The end result is another excellent Clos Du Val vintage of concentrated, flavorful wines. APPELLATION: Napa Valley COMPOSITION: 68% Sémillon, 32% Sauvignon Blanc FERMENTATION: Sémillon - in barrel, Sauvignon Blanc - in stainless steel AGING: 7 months in French oak barrels, 25% new barrels ACID: 6.60 g/L pH: pH: 3.34 ALCOHOL: 13.5% RESIDUAL SUGAR: dry SOIL TYPE: gravelly loams AGE OF VINES: 12 years

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