2017 - Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc

On land first planted to vines in the 1870s, our Miller Ranch vineyard is south of Yountville nestled between the Napa River and Hopper Creek. Here the soils are silty, cool and deep, perfect for aromatic white wines. Open to the south, the vineyard enjoys the benefit of breezes and fog off the bay which contributes to the wine’s green citrus, melon notes, and bright minerality.

Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage Notes Every vintage tells a story and Napa Valley’s 2017 is no exception. From abundant winter rains to cool spring weather, warm summer temperatures and October’s wildfires, this vintage may be more memorable than most. Plentiful winter rains helped refresh our groundwater and the vines and led to a cool, mild spring. An unusual hailstorm in early June had little effect on the overall crop. Due in part to these warmer temperatures, 90% of Napa Valley’s grape tonnage was harvested before the wine country wildfires started on October 8. Although the fires were a terrible human tragedy, taking lives and destroying property, the Napa Valley wine industry, its wineries and its vineyards were largely spared. Winemaker's Notes The wine was 100% tank fermented, with no malolactic fermentation. Tasting Notes Hints of lemongrass, citrus, and tropical aromas on the nose. Ruby red grapefruit, tangerine and lime flavors burst through this wonderfully balanced wine with gentle acidity and a lingering finish. Enjoy with oysters, crab cakes or your favorite lobster roll!
  • Varietal 94% Sauvignon Blanc
    6% Sémillon
  • Appellation Yountville
  • Vineyard 100% Miller Ranch
  • Harvest Info August 29 - September 9, 2017
    22.4° Brix
  • Maturation Profile 100% tank fermented
  • Analysis 13.9% Alcohol
    5.44 g/L TA
    3.35 pH
    0.09% Rs