“Seta” is Italian for silk, which appropriately describes this lush silky blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc sourced from low-yielding vines on the Silverado Trail in the Oak Knoll district. The fruit for this wine comes from our vineyard near the Napa River. Bordering the Stags Leap district, this vineyard is dry-farmed and closely monitored during the growing season. Significant vineyard management techniques include vertical trellising, cluster thinning to 2 tons per acre and leaf removal on the east side of the vines to allow maturity.
This beautiful blend offers aromas of melon and mango with a hint of citrus. The mouthfeel includes layers of nectarine, cantaloupe and passionfruit. Great minerality, a long lingering finish and a well balanced acidity allows this wine to pair well with a variety of shellfish and seafood.
This wine was 100% barrel-fermented to enhance the fruit’s unusually rich and complex flavors. After whole-cluster pressing, the juice was racked into 24% new French oak barrels for primary fermentation. The entire lot remained on the lees for 8 months before racking, blending, filtering and bottling. This wine did not go through malolactic fermentation. Oak types: Allier, Vosges and Troncais.
The 2012 growing season and harvest is being described as “classic and perfect.” We saw near-ideal spring bud-break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and lengths of warm days, and cool and foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until our grapes found their optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and into the cellar.