RouteStock

California: Napa Valley, United States
California: Sonoma Coast, United States

Sauvignon Blanc Route 29, Napa Valley – 2015

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  • Introduction

    • RouteStock creates wines from classic grape varieties grown along well-known routes in the world’s most respected wine regions. Tried, trusted and true to their routes, these wines are handcrafted by our winemakers to be approachable and a reliable favorite.

      Route 29

      Route 29 travels through the heart of Napa Valley — a lovely home for Sauvignon Blanc. On a drive down Route 29 you will pass many of the vineyards that supplied grapes for this Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc.

  • Vintage Report

    • The 2015 growing season in Napa Valley started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring. This resulted in an early budbreak and bloom. Colder temperatures in May (during the peak of bloom) caused uneven fruit set which ultimately resulted in much smaller crop in 2015, compared to both average yields and also the three abundant years that preceded it. The harvest was one of the earliest on record in Napa Valley. While ongoing drought was of great concern to farmers around California, Napa Valley received 75 percent of normal rainfall for the water year, bringing far fewer water concerns for Napa Valley’s vintners. Napa Valley Vintners: Napa Valley Harvest Report 2015

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
    • Production (in cases): 2,000 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 6.33g/L
    • p H: 3.4
    • RS: 1.21g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • “This bright and vibrant 2015 RouteStock Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of vineyards from across Napa Valley. The wines were fermented in stainless steel, concrete eggs, new and neutral French oak, and further aged on the natural lees in each of these containers for almost seven months. The use of concrete egg and French oak enhances the length of the pallet and gives the wine strength and extra nuances, while the stainless steel helps the wine retain a great freshness.

      “The aromas jump out of the glass like no other Sauvignon Blanc, reminiscent of figs, kiwi, grapefruit and bougainvillea. The palate has that great combination of strength and lift that is magical in Sauvignon Blanc when it happens. The flavors are of kiwi, toasted pine nuts, figs, grapefruit and lemongrass. The finish is amazingly long for such a bright wine with all of the aromatic lift. The wine leaves you salivating from its savory side and thirsty for more from the acidity. Enjoy this wine as much as we enjoyed making it!” Vance Rose, Winemaker

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  • Sauvignon Blanc Route 29, Napa Valley – 2015 – 91 points – James Suckling

    “A fresh nose of pomelo, sliced yellow apples, thyme, a hint of leafiness and some minerals. Medium-bodied with lots of fresh acidity and a crisp finish.”

  • Sauvignon Blanc Route 29, Napa Valley – 2015 Silver Medal – Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition

  • Sauvignon Blanc Route 29, Napa Valley – 2015 – 91 points – Wine Enthusiast

    "... exhibiting steely, rocky minerality around savory, smooth layers marked by light, pretty flavors of key lime and lemon peel."

  • Sauvignon Blanc Route 29, Napa Valley – 2015

    Fig, kiwi, grapefruit and bougainvillea aromas jump out of the glass. The palate has that great combination of strength and lift that is magical in Sauvignon Blanc when it happens. The flavors are of kiwi, pine nuts, figs, grapefruit and lemongrass.

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