Ashes & Diamonds Blanc #4 2018, Napa Valley, California

No 4 – 2018 – A fully ripe and textured, yet bright, zesty and supremely age-worthy blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon from two carefully-chosen vineyards in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District and Yountville. Vineyards are farmed organically and wine produced by Steve Matthiasson. 100% barrel fermented sur lie for one year, 25% new oak. The 4th vintage of the white from the remarkable Ashes x Diamonds winery that pays homage to the great wines and winemakers that put Napa on the map back in the 60’s. The cool, foggy mornings and afternoon sea breezes from the San Pablo Bay are ideal for the racy acidity and citrus characteristics of Sauvignon Blanc, while the Sémillon comes naturally endowed with the full complement of its trademark supple beeswax and fig flavors. These complimentary varietals are picked when each is ripe and fermented separately in their barrels, racked to blend, and then left along to rest with no stirring of the lees.