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Peju Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2016

External Review by We Speak Wine:

In 1983, with dreams of raising their young family on a farm, Tony and Herta Peju bought thirty acres of vines in the famed Rutherford district of the Napa Valley. Since then, the Peju family has maintained a meticulous focus on the land, fostering sustainable and environmental consciousness across their five estates. Still family-owned and operated with daughters Lisa and Ariana poised to take the helm, Peju Winery has become an integral piece of the Napa Valley landscape. VINEYARD: Persephone Vineyard is our 350-acre estate in the heart of Pope Valley, a largely undiscovered grape-growing region in the northeast corner of Napa Valley. The ranch is planted with 130 acres of vines, which includes our Bordeaux grape varieties as well as Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. At nearly 1,000 feet elevation, the area is characterized by wide temperature swings and little fog, which allows for a consistent growing season and produces fruit with rich, focused flavor, and a precise sense of place. Persephone is sustainably farmed, moving towards organic certification. VINTAGE: The 2016 vintage was the fifth consecutive year that Mother Nature gifted Napa Valley with a nearly perfect growing season. The season started early with a warm winter and normal precipitation levels. Temperatures cooled down in late August allowing the remaining berries to develop intense and balanced fruit. The 2016 vintage produced a remarkably light yield resulting in a higher concentration of flavor in each berry. Our 2016 wines are showcasing to be increasingly aromatic, vibrant and lush. WINEMAKING: To add complexity and depth to our Sauvignon Blanc our vineyard team harvests in three stages of flavor development, picking the fruit at varied levels of ripeness. After pressing, the juice is cold fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain bright acidity and preserve fresh aromatics. TASTING: Blooming with aromas of white flowers and sweet grass, our 2016 Sauvignon Blanc pairs elegant floral notes with bright and zesty aromas of lime, pineapple and ripe pear. On the palate, lemon, tropical lychee and a pop of guava refresh with a long mineral finish. The wine’s vibrant acidity makes it perfect to pair with fresh seafood or creamy ravioli. COOPERAGE: 97% stainless steel, 3% neutral french oak barrels ALCOHOL: 13.8% TA: 6.7 g/l PH: 3.07

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Peju Province Winery:
The love of farming and a passion for wine brought Tony Peju to the Napa Valley. A series of ideas - starting in his birthplace on the Caspian Sea, then France, England and eventually, Los Angeles -- created the Peju's Napa Valley winery. In 1982, Tony and his wife Herta purchased 30 acres of land in the Napa Valley with the magic ingredient - location. Neighboring vineyards in Rutherfor... Read more
The love of farming and a passion for wine brought Tony Peju to the Napa Valley. A series of ideas - starting in his birthplace on the Caspian Sea, then France, England and eventually, Los Angeles -- created the Peju's Napa Valley winery. In 1982, Tony and his wife Herta purchased 30 acres of land in the Napa Valley with the magic ingredient - location. Neighboring vineyards in Rutherford included Robert Mondavi, Inglenook and Beaulieu. Situated between Highway 29 and the Napa River, the acreage included a 1900-era house and rambling vineyards, some 60 or more years old. Looking to the future, Tony and Herta have introduced their two daughters, Lisa and Ariana, to the workings of the wine business. Both of the young women are immersing themselves in all aspects of Peju Winery. Read less

External Reviews for Peju Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/25/2018

In 1983, with dreams of raising their young family on a farm, Tony and Herta Peju bought thirty acres of vines in the famed Rutherford district of the Napa Valley. Since then, the Peju family has maintained a meticulous focus on the land, fostering sustainable and environmental consciousness across their five estates. Still family-owned and operated with daughters Lisa and Ariana poised to take the helm, Peju Winery has become an integral piece of the Napa Valley landscape. VINEYARD: Persephone Vineyard is our 350-acre estate in the heart of Pope Valley, a largely undiscovered grape-growing region in the northeast corner of Napa Valley. The ranch is planted with 130 acres of vines, which includes our Bordeaux grape varieties as well as Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. At nearly 1,000 feet elevation, the area is characterized by wide temperature swings and little fog, which allows for a consistent growing season and produces fruit with rich, focused flavor, and a precise sense of place. Persephone is sustainably farmed, moving towards organic certification. VINTAGE: The 2016 vintage was the fifth consecutive year that Mother Nature gifted Napa Valley with a nearly perfect growing season. The season started early with a warm winter and normal precipitation levels. Temperatures cooled down in late August allowing the remaining berries to develop intense and balanced fruit. The 2016 vintage produced a remarkably light yield resulting in a higher concentration of flavor in each berry. Our 2016 wines are showcasing to be increasingly aromatic, vibrant and lush. WINEMAKING: To add complexity and depth to our Sauvignon Blanc our vineyard team harvests in three stages of flavor development, picking the fruit at varied levels of ripeness. After pressing, the juice is cold fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain bright acidity and preserve fresh aromatics. TASTING: Blooming with aromas of white flowers and sweet grass, our 2016 Sauvignon Blanc pairs elegant floral notes with bright and zesty aromas of lime, pineapple and ripe pear. On the palate, lemon, tropical lychee and a pop of guava refresh with a long mineral finish. The wine’s vibrant acidity makes it perfect to pair with fresh seafood or creamy ravioli. COOPERAGE: 97% stainless steel, 3% neutral french oak barrels ALCOHOL: 13.8% TA: 6.7 g/l PH: 3.07



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