Chimney Rock Fume Blanc Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2009
Sauvignon Blanc thrives in our estate vineyards. Our Fume Blanc has near-blinding purity and complexity, still retaining a bright finish that epitomizes this world-class varietal.
The palate is fruit filled with crisp acidity and a lean but filling mid-palate.
Only our white grapes are not in the appellation of Stags Leap District around the winery. This Estate vineyard is located on Mee Lane in Rutherford and the well drained soils and balanced vines of this block provide us with low yields, vibrant aromatics and stunning natural acidity.
In 2009, we were blessed with another dry spring, and beautiful temperate weather throughout the growing season. The few late rains had little effect on our intensely flavored and elaborately ripe, yet balanced, fruit.