Phifer Pavitt Wines

Sauvignon Blanc DATE NIGHT [2012]

DATE NIGHT is the ‘proof’ of Shane and Suzanne Pavitt’s dedicated commitment to a weekly date night.

Tasting Notes: A wonderfully vibrant wine with aromas of fresh grapefruit, pastry crust, lemon zest, crushed limestone, and a touch of creme fresh. The palate is both bright and rich, with mouth quenching flavors of stone fruit, lemon lime, mandarin orange, papaya,
and vanilla. Drink now through 2018.

Winemaking Details: Fruit was harvested in the cold early morning hours of the last day of August. Grapes were then pressed whole cluster to tank and fermented on two special yeast strains particularly suited to enhancing the Sancerre qualities inherent in the ripe Sauvignon Blanc juice. After extended cold fermentation, the wine was held in a combination of small stainless steel barrels and tanks for six months, with weekly stirring of the lees, prior to final blending and bottling.

APPELLATION/GROWING REGION: Napa County – Pope Valley
VINEYARD: Juliana Vineyards
FARMED: Organically
VARIETAL CONTENT: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
HARVEST DATE: October 26 and 27, 2010
HARVEST PROCEDURE: Hand picked August 30-31, 2012
FERMENT: Temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
BOTTLED: March 2013
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
BRIX: 23.9
TA: 5.2
pH: 3.25
FINING: none
CASES PRODUCED: 560
PROPRIETORS: Suzanne Phifer Pavitt & Shane Pavitt
WINEMAKER: Gary Warburton
WINEMAKING CONSULTANT:Ted Osborne
NATIONAL SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $30.00

 

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