Brian and Lori Nuss founded Vinoce (vi·no·chay) from high above the valley floor on Mt. Veeder in 1996. Over the last three decades, they have developed an intimate knowledge of growing Bordeaux varietals on the rugged, hillside slopes. Vinoce is devoted to creating wines that reflect the true expressions of the Napa Valley with balance, power and uniqueness. Located on the backside of Howell Mountain in the picturesque Pope Valley growing region; this vineyard produces ripe fruit that fits perfectly with the Vinoce style of winemaking. The dramatic topography and southern facing exposures offer the grapes a perfect growing environment, as well as one of the finest mountain skylines in the Napa Valley. The grapes for this 100% Sauvignon Blanc were carefully harvested at the peak of ripeness, whole cluster pressed and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless- steel tanks. In the cellar, minimal intervention led to a vivid expression of Sauvignon Blanc. The finished wine was fined and gently filtered before being bottled. This radiant Sauvignon Blanc presents pale straw yellow, with hints of green. Citrus fruit is showcased on the nose, with generous notes of cumquat, grapefruit pith and green papaya. This wine shows bright clean notes of grapefruit, fresh herbs, orange peel, lime zest and honeydew melon which all come together in a beautiful combination of fruit, elegance and texture.