Pietro Family Cellars

Sauvignon Blanc 2012

A century of wine tradition in every glass

SAUVIGNON BLANC
NAPA VALLEY 2012

The imprint of family values is found in today’s PIETRO FAMILY CELLARS wines – make an authentic fine wine that is an honest expression of the grape and the soil at a price that allows frequent enjoyment with family and friends.

Varietal

86% Sauvignon Blanc 14% Semillion

The Wine

Harvested in late September, the fruit reaches optimum ripeness in an excellent growing season. Consistent temperatures in the mid to high 80’s allowed the fruit to mature evenly without major heat spikes, causing dehydration. The grapes at harvest were bursting with delicious fruitiness.

Tasting Notes

A decadent aroma of tropical fruit, ripe pears, white peaches with a hint of lemon peel. The flavors echo the aromas with a mouth filling creamy texture.

Vineyards

The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were grown in Pope Valley at an elevation 715 feet on the Whisky River Ranch using sustainable farming practices. Hot daytime temperatures ripen the fruit to express creamy, luscious tropical fruit and rich citrus flavors and cool nights maintain beautiful acidity.

Food Pairing

Sip as an aperitif. Pair with sole sautéed in butter with capers, mild Brie cheese, roasted fig pizza, 50% milk chocolate.

Oak Program

Stainless steel fermented and held for 6 months.

Case Production

650

Cellaring

Drinkable now. Ageworthy 5 years+

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