2017 Bliss Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc
The 2017 Bliss Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc is sourced completely from a single vineyard in the heart of Rutherford. This wine is a blend of 93% Sauvignon Blanc with 7% Semillon. Aged on partial lees and stirred regularly, this wine has picked up a fuller mid-palate which shows melon and tropical notes. Plenty of racy acidity shows through on the finish, leaving your palate clean while tantalizing your taste buds.
The winter of 2016-2017 finally showed some relief from the four straight years of drought seen in California. With a wetter than normal winter, the growing season started closer to normal, with flowering occurring the last week of May. The summer was dry and sunny leading to a night harvest on September 1st. The Bliss Sauvignon Blanc comes from a single block off Dalla Gasperina Vineyard in the heart of Rutherford. Picking well before the fires that ravaged Napa Valley in mid-October, this fruit was allowed to reach full maturity at a natural pace.