2016 Cavern Select Fume Blanc
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Aged and fermented in oak, this wine highlights rich honeysuckle with lemon preserve flavors. The vintage is medium-bodied with hints of minerality and aromas of stone fruit and citrus with a crisp balanced finish.
The 2016 vintage began with below average rainfall as the Paso Robles area continues to be effected by drought. The dry start was followed by above average warm temperatures that lasted through June, at which point temperatures became more moderate. The early warm weather accelerated fruit development and allowed for an improved fruit set compared to the 2015 vintage. While harvest came early to many in Paso Robles, the mild temperatures extended our growing season improving overall grape quality. Temperatures remained seasonal until above average rainfall in late October concluded our harvest. Overall, we experienced a busy harvest season with prime conditions for ripening. The 2016 vintage has excellent depth of color and wonderful flavor maturity.
This is a wine for the adventurous Chardonnay or White Rhone drinker. Light and fresh enough for grilled seafood and stout enough for butter/cream based pasta dishes. Serve chilled, and enjoy this California version of a traditional French barrel aged Sauvignon Blanc.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with cheese like Piave
Fermented and aged sur lie 9 months in 100% French Oak (50% new, 50% second pass) 176 cases
Released October 2017