Ashes & Diamonds Blanc #1 2015, Napa Valley, California

Ashes & Diamonds’ Blanc is a fully ripe and textured, yet bright, zesty and supremely age-worthy blend of Sauvignon Blanc (50%) and Sémillon (50%) from three carefully-chosen vineyards in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District and Yountville. Vinification: 100% barrel fermented/sur lie aging. Battonage: No stirring. Barrel aged: 12 months. Cooperage: 40% new French oak. Located at the gateway of Napa Valley, along its main artery, Highway 29, Ashes & Diamonds Winery’s mid-century approach extends to its architecture. As an homage, the iconic zig-zag roof and portholes are a few of the iconic references to the heritage of California mid-century modern design, seamlessly integrated with a state-of-the-art wine production facility surrounded by light, airy landscapes and playful, rolling berms.