2016 Forthright Sauvignon Blanc

2016 Forthright Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc
CA - Napa Valley - Yountville
$55.00 / 750 mL

  • Alcohol 13.50%
  • pH 3.28
2016 Forthright Sauvignon Blanc


Gamble Family Vineyards - Yountville
Third generation family growers since 1916
Certified organic in 2008
Sauvignon Blanc Musque Clone 27


Harvested on August 29, 2016
50% Fermented and aged in a French Cement Egg for 1 year, transferred to French Oak Barrels for an additional year.
50% Fermented and aged in French Oak Barrels for 2 years
Aged on the Lees for 1 year
150 cases produced
pH 3.28, Alc. 13.5%

Tasting Notes:

Very complex aromas of Orange Blossom, Mango, Ripe Honeydew and Lemon Custard with a hint of Toasted Oak on the nose. The wine is both refreshing and savory with bright acidity that leads to a well balanced and satisfying middle palate. Finishing flavors of Key Lime and Kumquat mingle with toasty Crème Brûlée create a long lasting crisp citrus.


2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Gold Medal

Brand for Forthright Winery
Like all great ideas, Forthright had its genesis in a pub, the original Celtic Crossings in Chicago.

The Fellows: a Raconteur, an Artist, a Brain and a Lush - All galvanised by their sense of adventure and treading the road less travelled, created Forthright Winery.

Our purpose is simple: produce fantastic wine that reflects our values and our way of life, which mainly involves enjoying the Craic surrounded by friends and family.

Good company deserves good wine, and with Forthright we make the wines we want to drink and share with all wine lovers.

The two Fellows on the ground, Patrick, who has over a decade of wine making experience and Rafer, who has three years of experience, hand-craft our wines without compromise. They know each and every barrel of wine we produce and they will only bottle our wine when it meets their high standards. Besides making the wine, they run the day-to-day winery operations, including hosting our incomparable barrel-to-bottle tasting experience out of our cave.

The remaining two Fellows, Ed and Sel, are more of long-distance support. Ed ‘The Stritch’ is based in Chicago, Sel is based in London, England.

Forthright - Eccentric, colourful and exceptional.

Go Forth!

A craft. A code. A fellowship.
2255 Dry Creek Road
Napa, CA 94558

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