GALERIE Knight's Valley Sauvignon Blanc Naissance2013
22 months in French Oak(34%new)
This exhibit Heidi's winemaking style of perfect balance. This makes the wines a wonderful match with food, but also allows for long term cellar aging. The 2008 Cabernet's will continue to improve for another two-four years, and hold another ten years beyond that. This wine exhibit the mountain characteristic of mineral, with very evident, but soft tannins. The vineyard sits at 2200 ft elevation and is one of the highest vineyards in the Howell Mountain Appellation. “ The 2008 Vintage produced less crop than normal resulting in a deep garnet colored wine with great concentration. Aromas are deep and pure with layers of ripe berry jam, black cherry, and a dollop of sweet caramel French oak. This is a powerhouse wine made with finesse. Flavors burst in the mouth matching the aroma components. Lots of mid-palate texture and density, with good length. This is a wine that will cellar well for at least 20 years. It is also a wine that can be enjoyed now and will continue to improve as it blooms in your glass”.