2017 TO KALON VINEYARD I BLOCK FUMÉ BLANC

$90

A captivating wine that expresses a tantalizing and evolving array of aromas and flavors in the glass. On the nose, exotic white flowers, lychee, honey, green papaya, mint and a touch of sage. On the palate, Meyer lemon, green apple, freshly grated ginger and key lime. Gently saline, dense, round, voluptuous but with a bright, zesty core.

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Exotic White Flowers
Lychee
Honey
Green Papaya
Mint
Touch of Sage

Meyer Lemon
Green Apple
Freshly Grated Ginger
Key Lime

Pairs well with

Maine lobster rolls and caviar with toast points and crème fraîche

The I-Block of Robert Mondavi Winery’s To Kalon Vineyard provides 100 percent of the fruit for this treasured Fumé Blanc. Planted in 1945, I-Block is a famed vineyard site in Napa Valley’s Oakville AVA that is believed to be the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vineyard in North America – and the finest in the To Kalon Vineyard. The old vines are head-trained with no wires and are never irrigated. Through the years they have learned to self-regulate to produce just the amount of fruit that they can perfectly ripen. To Kalon soils are well-drained, allowing the roots to dig deep. Combined with dry farming, this results in intensely flavorful fruit with a fine mineral character, concentration and opulence.