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Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2017

External Review by We Speak Wine:

Winemaking Notes: Grapes were picked at dawn and held overnight in cold storage before pressing to barrel for native yeast fermentation. The wine was aged for seven months in 30% new and 70% once used French oak puncheons from coopers Dargaud Jaegle, Damy and Ermitage. The lees were stirred during and after fermentation resulting in a richly textured wine with light oak influence. The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc opens with aromatic orange blossoms, freshly zested lemon peel, Honeycrisp apple and focused minerality. A bright and fresh wine with balanced acidity and a lingering lemon crème finish. Growing Season: The 2017 growing season saw much needed record-breaking winter rainfall which helped replenish our groundwater and the vines. The cool start to the season delayed budbreak, bloom and harvest in the Sauvignon Blanc blocks compared to the three previous years. Overall, the 2017 growing season was warm due to summer heat spikes. The fruit from our Home Ranch Vineyard showcased bright acidity and concentrated flavors in this vintage. Blend: 100% estate-grown Sauvignon Blanc from our Home Ranch Vineyard in St. Helena.

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards:
Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery committed to crafting world class, estate grown wines. Founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch in Spring Valley near St. Helena, the winery now controls and farms nearly 375 acres of vines in St. Helena, the Stags Leap District, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll District and South Napa Valley. Phelps is best k... Read more
Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery committed to crafting world class, estate grown wines. Founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch in Spring Valley near St. Helena, the winery now controls and farms nearly 375 acres of vines in St. Helena, the Stags Leap District, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll District and South Napa Valley. Phelps is best known for its flagship blend of red Bordeaux varietals, Insignia, first produced in 1974. Awarded Wine Spectator’s “Wine of the Year” in 2005, Insignia is widely regarded as a qualitative benchmark for California winemaking. Annual production at Phelps includes Insignia, Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Eisrébe, Syrah and Viognier. Read less

External Reviews for Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/08/2018

Winemaking Notes: Grapes were picked at dawn and held overnight in cold storage before pressing to barrel for native yeast fermentation. The wine was aged for seven months in 30% new and 70% once used French oak puncheons from coopers Dargaud Jaegle, Damy and Ermitage. The lees were stirred during and after fermentation resulting in a richly textured wine with light oak influence. The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc opens with aromatic orange blossoms, freshly zested lemon peel, Honeycrisp apple and focused minerality. A bright and fresh wine with balanced acidity and a lingering lemon crème finish. Growing Season: The 2017 growing season saw much needed record-breaking winter rainfall which helped replenish our groundwater and the vines. The cool start to the season delayed budbreak, bloom and harvest in the Sauvignon Blanc blocks compared to the three previous years. Overall, the 2017 growing season was warm due to summer heat spikes. The fruit from our Home Ranch Vineyard showcased bright acidity and concentrated flavors in this vintage. Blend: 100% estate-grown Sauvignon Blanc from our Home Ranch Vineyard in St. Helena.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/03/2019

Winemaking Notes: Grapes were picked at dawn and held overnight in cold storage before pressing to barrel for native yeast fermentation. The wine was aged for seven months in 30% new and 70% once used French oak puncheons from coopers Dargaud Jaegle, Damy and Ermitage. The lees were stirred during and after fermentation resulting in a richly textured wine with light oak influence. The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc opens with aromatic orange blossoms, freshly zested lemon peel, Honeycrisp apple and focused minerality. A bright and fresh wine with balanced acidity and a lingering lemon crème finish. Growing Season: The 2017 growing season saw much needed record-breaking winter rainfall which helped replenish our groundwater and the vines. The cool start to the season delayed budbreak, bloom and harvest in the Sauvignon Blanc blocks compared to the three previous years. Overall, the 2017 growing season was warm due to summer heat spikes. The fruit from our Home Ranch Vineyard showcased bright acidity and concentrated flavors in this vintage. Blend: 100% estate-grown Sauvignon Blanc from our Home Ranch Vineyard in St. Helena. ** Only 4 in Stock **



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