2017 To Kalon Vineyard I Block Fumé Blanc

$90

“Our I-Block Fumé Blanc is the ultimate expression of our To Kalon Vineyard Old Vine Sauvignon Blanc.”

- Geneviève Janssens, Chief Winemaker

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100% Sauvignon Blanc

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Exotic White Flowers
Lychee
Honey
Green Papaya
Mint
Touch of Sage

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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.