Winemakers

John Wilson

Technical Data

Acidity
6.3 g/L - pH: 3.37

Alcohol
13.8%

Noble Tree

Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Background

Noble Tree Wines was founded in 2010 to meet the demand for high quality, varietally correct wines at value pricing. The grapes for these wines have been sourced from premium growers in California but increasing demand for Noble Tree Wines resulted in a purchase of two Estate Vineyards, Wickersham Ranch and Chalk Hill Ranch – Russian River Valley from which Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Zinfandel are now produced commencing with the 2013 Vintage.

Appellation

Russian River Valley, California

Varietal Composition

Viognier & Grenache Blanc

Winemaking

Sourced from the Starr Road district of the Russian River Valley, this wine is a great example of a cool climate, highly complex Sauvignon Blanc. Harvested at 24.1 brix, this wine was whole cluster pressed into a stainless steel vessel, cold settled for two days then inoculated. Fermentation took 13 days then the wine was racked off its lees.

Aged for 6 months in 100% stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

The pale straw yellow color indicated classic Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of green apple, zesty lime peel, lychee, hints of guava and subtle white flowers. A great balance of fruit and acidity on the palate. Complex citrus flavors of lemon, lime, apricot and kiwi are tantalizing. Strong mid-palate, hints of tangy meringue round out the finish.