“Bright aromas of exotic tropical fruits, banana yogurt, and marinated banana peppers with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a juicy, melon, pepper and plantain finish. A really interesting expression of the grape. Pair with grilled crab and lobster or sip to your heart’s content.”
The grapes for the 2011 Rutherford Fumé Blanc were harvested from a vineyard located between the Silverado Trail and Highway 29, just south of the Rutherford Cross Road in the center of the beautiful Napa Valley. The harvest date was September 18th with a sugar of 23.6 degrees Brix, a TA of .64mg/100ml and a pH of 3.26. The wine was fermented in neutral French oak barrels and sur-lees aged for 10 months.
100% Sauvignon Blanc.
90 Points – BEVERAGE TASTING INSTITUTE