2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Sauvignon Blanc Stags Leap District
Next vintage coming in Fall 2014
98% Sauvignon Blanc & 2% Semillon
Fragrant aromas of lemon verbena, fresh thyme and wild sage mingle with white flower and stone fruit. This lively and persistent wine finishes with mouth-watering refreshment.
After two unusually cool, wet vintages, the 2012 growing season was a delightful return to the weather pattern that has made Napa Valley famous - a season made up of warm days, cool nights and no ill-timed rain - virtually stress free conditions for the vines and the growers. The mild conditions and lack of rainfall during the growing season allowed the generous crop to mature slowly and evenly. Grapes for this Sauvignon Blanc were picked between September 21 and October 8.
Appellation: Stags Leap District
Grape Sourcing: 98 % Robert Mondavi Winery Wappo Hill Vineyard
The Wappo Hill Vineyard in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District was purchased by Robert Mondavi in 1969. The name Wappo refers a group of Native American tribes who lived in the foothills and valleys of the Mayacamas Mountains. The majority of grapes for this wine were selected from a single vineyard block where the Sauvignon Blanc has unique flavors and intensity.
The grapes were hand harvested and immediately whole cluster pressed. After the juice was settled, the wine was barrel fermented in older, neutral French oak barrels. The yeast for this fermentation was selected specifically to enhance Sauvignon Blanc aromatics and flavors. The wine remained in barrel for 7 months. No Malolactic fermentation occurred so the natural, focused acidity was maintained. The wine was bottled in June 2013.
512 case produced.
Stags Leap District