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We Speak Wine USD 18.99 750ml

Groth Vineyards and Winery Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2015

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Vintage: 2015 was yet another in a line of great vintages. In terms of vintage character, it was largely defined by how early it was. Due to a very mild winter, bud break happened several weeks earlier than average which led to an early harvest: we were done before the end of September. The weather was very moderate during the majority of the growing season with a series of heat spikes post-veraison. That late season heat really got the flavors moving, pushing everything to nice full ripeness. We saw generally lighter yields in 2015, but that was no surprise after three large vintages. - Cameron Parry, Winemaker Harvest: Our Sauvignon Blanc was produced from grapes grown in various microclimates of the Napa Valley. The warmer Napa Valley microclimates give us grapes that result in wines with a lush, full melon/citrus character in the aroma and in the flavor. The cooler areas of Napa Valley provide fruit with a solid, crisp backbone that gives the wine an exciting liveliness that balances the rich creaminess from "sur lie" aging. Winemaking: All of the Sauvignon Blanc (82%) and Semillon (18%) was whole-cluster pressed which gives us juice of incredibly high fruitiness and softness. After pressing and settling, the juice was moved to neutral oak barrels, put through a long, cool fermentation, and allowed to age "sur lie" for a total of five months in barrel. Malolactic fermentation is avoided in order to preserve the bright fruit and lively natural acidity that make this wine so refreshing and enjoyable. Menu suggestion: This Sauvignon Blanc is rather versatile; working well with a variety of dishes from delicate sole to herb roasted chicken- all paired with good company. - Cameron Parry, Winemaker

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Groth Vineyards & Winery:
Groth Vineyards is located in the Oakville Appellation in Napa Valley. Browse our site to learn more about our winery, and wines. You can schedule a tour & tasting, join our wine club, and buy wine directly through our Web site. We are looking forward to sharing our exceptional wines and hosting you at our estate winery.

External Reviews for Groth Vineyards and Winery Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

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Source: We Speak Wine
09/22/2016

Vintage: 2015 was yet another in a line of great vintages. In terms of vintage character, it was largely defined by how early it was. Due to a very mild winter, bud break happened several weeks earlier than average which led to an early harvest: we were done before the end of September. The weather was very moderate during the majority of the growing season with a series of heat spikes post-veraison. That late season heat really got the flavors moving, pushing everything to nice full ripeness. We saw generally lighter yields in 2015, but that was no surprise after three large vintages. - Cameron Parry, Winemaker Harvest: Our Sauvignon Blanc was produced from grapes grown in various microclimates of the Napa Valley. The warmer Napa Valley microclimates give us grapes that result in wines with a lush, full melon/citrus character in the aroma and in the flavor. The cooler areas of Napa Valley provide fruit with a solid, crisp backbone that gives the wine an exciting liveliness that balances the rich creaminess from "sur lie" aging. Winemaking: All of the Sauvignon Blanc (82%) and Semillon (18%) was whole-cluster pressed which gives us juice of incredibly high fruitiness and softness. After pressing and settling, the juice was moved to neutral oak barrels, put through a long, cool fermentation, and allowed to age "sur lie" for a total of five months in barrel. Malolactic fermentation is avoided in order to preserve the bright fruit and lively natural acidity that make this wine so refreshing and enjoyable. Menu suggestion: This Sauvignon Blanc is rather versatile; working well with a variety of dishes from delicate sole to herb roasted chicken- all paired with good company. - Cameron Parry, Winemaker


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/15/2018

Vintage: 2015 was yet another in a line of great vintages. In terms of vintage character, it was largely defined by how early it was. Due to a very mild winter, bud break happened several weeks earlier than average which led to an early harvest: we were done before the end of September. The weather was very moderate during the majority of the growing season with a series of heat spikes post-veraison. That late season heat really got the flavors moving, pushing everything to nice full ripeness. We saw generally lighter yields in 2015, but that was no surprise after three large vintages. - Cameron Parry, Winemaker Harvest: Our Sauvignon Blanc was produced from grapes grown in various microclimates of the Napa Valley. The warmer Napa Valley microclimates give us grapes that result in wines with a lush, full melon/citrus character in the aroma and in the flavor. The cooler areas of Napa Valley provide fruit with a solid, crisp backbone that gives the wine an exciting liveliness that balances the rich creaminess from "sur lie" aging. Winemaking: All of the Sauvignon Blanc (82%) and Semillon (18%) was whole-cluster pressed which gives us juice of incredibly high fruitiness and softness. After pressing and settling, the juice was moved to neutral oak barrels, put through a long, cool fermentation, and allowed to age "sur lie" for a total of five months in barrel. Malolactic fermentation is avoided in order to preserve the bright fruit and lively natural acidity that make this wine so refreshing and enjoyable. Menu suggestion: This Sauvignon Blanc is rather versatile; working well with a variety of dishes from delicate sole to herb roasted chicken- all paired with good company. - Cameron Parry, Winemaker ** Only 4 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/10/2018

Vintage: 2015 was yet another in a line of great vintages. In terms of vintage character, it was largely defined by how early it was. Due to a very mild winter, bud break happened several weeks earlier than average which led to an early harvest: we were done before the end of September. The weather was very moderate during the majority of the growing season with a series of heat spikes post-veraison. That late season heat really got the flavors moving, pushing everything to nice full ripeness. We saw generally lighter yields in 2015, but that was no surprise after three large vintages. - Cameron Parry, Winemaker Harvest: Our Sauvignon Blanc was produced from grapes grown in various microclimates of the Napa Valley. The warmer Napa Valley microclimates give us grapes that result in wines with a lush, full melon/citrus character in the aroma and in the flavor. The cooler areas of Napa Valley provide fruit with a solid, crisp backbone that gives the wine an exciting liveliness that balances the rich creaminess from "sur lie" aging. Winemaking: All of the Sauvignon Blanc (82%) and Semillon (18%) was whole-cluster pressed which gives us juice of incredibly high fruitiness and softness. After pressing and settling, the juice was moved to neutral oak barrels, put through a long, cool fermentation, and allowed to age "sur lie" for a total of five months in barrel. Malolactic fermentation is avoided in order to preserve the bright fruit and lively natural acidity that make this wine so refreshing and enjoyable. Menu suggestion: This Sauvignon Blanc is rather versatile; working well with a variety of dishes from delicate sole to herb roasted chicken- all paired with good company. - Cameron Parry, Winemaker ** Only 3 in Stock **



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