The pleasant appeal of our 2013 Sauvignon Blanc begins on the nose with fragrant aromas of white peach and bright floral notes. Stone fruit and honeydew melon continue on the palate, accented by ripe ruby grapefruit. Associate Winemaker John Hazak used lees stirring, which contributed to the smooth viscosity and silky mouthfeel. A vibrant streak of citrus continues into a long and satisfying finish.
A good year for aromatic whites, 2012 began slightly late but evolved into a warm growing season. Patience paid off and early-ripening sites, such as Calistoga and Pope Valley, yielded ripe flavors and nice intensity.
Sterling Vineyards wines express true varietal character - that set of aromas and flavors a grape varietal develops when grown in the terroir that suits it best. Carefully selected winemaking methods highlight each wines unique personality and guarantee the high quality that distinguishes our reputation for impeccable taste. Sterling Vineyards Napa Appellation wines come from 14 diverse vineyards in this world-famous region, from the Carneros District in the south to the northern reaches of Calistoga.
The lively acids in this wine pair well with a variety of foods. Try seared scallops, halibut or any variety of salads.