GC Blanc was created with the intention of showcasing the potential Sauvignon Blanc has in the Napa Valley. After a number of years producing SB in a number of styles, our approach was to utilize a number of fermentation vessels and protocols and ultimately blend each lot back together to create complexity.
Wolf Family Vineyard is located on the Southern edge of St. Helena’s valley floor, almost exactly in the middle of the Mayacamas to the west and the Vaca range to the east, at one of the Valley’s most narrow points.
This results in a combination of alluvial and gravelly soils, all extremely well draining. On the property you can find Pleasanton and Yolo Series Gravelly Loams, Hillgate, Cortina and San Ysidro.
The site is meticulously managed by Doug Hill of Oak Knoll Farming. Doug is one of our favorite people to work with. His knowledge and ability to work through challenges as well as just being an all around nice man. Happy to teach and willing to listen.
4 months in 65% Concrete, 20% Stainless Steel, 15% Neutral French Oak
The Musque clone is on full display in our inaugural vintage of GC Blanc, showing a rounder, more luxurious style than its clone 1 counterpart. Aromatically stunning, with high tuned citrus, ripe pineapple and mango popping from the glass. On the palette the tropical fruit becomes the focus with meyer lemon custard undertones. The mouthfeel is vibrant with curves in all the right places. A victory for the winemaking team, our inaugural GC Blanc has set the bar high for our exploration of Napa Valley.