Pietro Family Cellars
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa County
Inspired by Grandfather Pietro’s Old World Values... A wine with honest expression of the soil
2016 Sauvignon Blanc
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.
90% Sauvignon Blanc 10% Semillon
Harvested in early September 2016, the fruit was allowed to fully ripen to create our style of a Napa Valley interpretation of a Bordeaux style Sauvignon Blanc that is crisp yet full bodied with mouth coating deliciousness and made to age. The vintage had the perfect number of heat days with dry warm harvest weather, which leads to stellar wines. Pure stainless steel fermentation of Sauvignon Blanc preserves clean, crisp finish notes enhanced by the lightly French oak barrel aged Sémillon to offer depth and body.
Luscious stone fruits blend with racy citrus aromatics and flavors.
The Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon 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 perfection and cool 55 degree nights maintain beautiful acidity.
Sip as an aperitif. Pair with goat and sheep cheeses, shellfish, citrus based vinaigrettes and a decadent 50% milk chocolate treat.
Stainless steel fermented, sur lie for 24 months .
Drinkable now, yet for those who loved an aged wine, our Sauvignon Blanc will age well for 7+ years! It attains an elegant integrated profile.