2013 Kelleher

2013 Kelleher "Block 21" Sauvignon Blanc

What an amazing vintage of our classic Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc! 2013 was ideal for growers and we are luck to have 470 cases of this current vintage. Stone fruit, melon, a touch of citrus. Balanced acid.

Robert Parker tasting notes:

The tasty 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Block 21 comes from Oakville. It is an attractive wine with hints of honeyed grapefruit, fresh honeydew melons in a zesty, medium-bodied, surprisingly fleshy style. It’s got some punch to it at 14.4% natural alcohol. Drink it over the next several years.

 

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 88 points

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The 2013 growing season was marked by warm days and cool nights which were perfect conditions for our newest release.  The aromas are dominated by tropical notes, as well as a hint of stone fruit and melon. Aging was done in 90% stainless steel barrels and 10% neutral French oak and we find that this combination really enhances the fruit from this St. Helena vineyard. The fruit forwardness is enriched by the depth that battonage imparts on the wine. The nose is bright with tropical fruits, while the pallet is rich but focused by the bright acidity.  The wine has three main attributes, fruit, richness and crisp acidity.

Wine Specs

Vintage 2013
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation Block 21
Harvest Date September 10, 2013
Sugar 25.3
Acid 5.5 g/l
pH 3.12
Aging 4 months in 90% Stainless Steel and 10% used French Oak.
Fermentation Native Yeast Fermentation
Bottling Date March 25, 2014
Alcohol % 14.5
Robert Parker 88
Wine Advocate 88

Wine Profile

Tasting Notes The nose is bright with tropical fruits, while the pallet is rich but focused by the bright acidity. The wine has three main attributes, fruit, richness and crisp acidity!
Ratings 88 Points-Robert Parker The tasty 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Block 21 comes from Oakville. It is an attractive wine with hints of honeyed grapefruit, fresh honeydew melons in a zesty, medium-bodied, surprisingly fleshy style. It’s got some punch to it at 14.4% natural alcohol. Drink it over the next several years.
Vineyard Notes Selected from one of the most regarded Sauvignon Blanc vineyards in Napa Valley, just south of Saint Helena. The vineyard is dry farmed and planted on 5C root-stalk and clone 1 Sauvignon Blanc.
Production 470 Cases
 

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