The grapes are sourced from the Soscol Vineyard on the eastern hills of the Napa Valley and Towne vineyards in Calistoga. The Mousque clone of Sauvignon Blancfrom Towne adds an interesting aroma and flavor profile to the wine. Grapes were barrel fermented in a mixture of stainless steel and neutral French Oak Barrels. To add an interesting dimension to the wine, 2 new Acacia barrels were used.
The 2016 Alta Winery Sauvignon Blanc opens with a floral nose, which has hints of orange blossoms, jasmine, honeysuckle, and stone fruits. The bouquet of white peaches gives way to citrus and gooseberry, quintessential Sauvignon Blanc aromas. In the mouth, there is fresh acidity which complements the ripe honeydew melon flavors, all with a steely, flinty, mineral finish. There is good length, lingering honey and thirst quenching acidity. Drink now, chilled.