Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: America / California / Napa Valley
Grapes: 99% Sauvingnon Blanc, 1% Semillion

The Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc grapes come from top vineyards throughout Napa Valley, including, from south to north, Estate ranches in Carneros, Suscol Springs, Rutherford and Calistoga. The exceptional fruit from these sites produces a rich, complex Sauvignon Blanc that is simultaneously fresh, crisp and zesty. Grapes are harvested during the cool nighttime hours to fully capture their fresh, pure flavors and vibrant acidity. Whole-cluster-pressing of the fruit under anaerobic conditions maximizes varietal intensity while minimizing the extraction of astringent compounds from the skins. In 2019, we fermented 89% of the juice in stainless steel tanks, 6% in neutral French oak barrels, and 5% in our new custom-made concrete eggs. Following fermentation, 90% of the wine aged five months in neutral French oak barrels, while another 5% aged in tank and 5% in concrete egg.

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2019 vintage
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harvest note

As if waking from a dream, the season began with ample rainfall to fill the soils. A long, warm summer with foggy mornings provided plenty of sunshine for grapes to ripen slowly and evenly, preserving freshness in the fruit as it languished on the vines.

tasting note

Aromas of fresh pink grapefruit, sweet citrus and hay burst with freshness on the nose. Cool melon tones balance pink grapefruit on the palate, accented by ripe acidity and a subtle mineral citrus finish.

technical data

GRAPES: 99% Sauvingnon Blanc, 1% Semillion
APPELLATION: Napa Valley
PH: 3.3
ACIDITY: 0.63 g/100mL
ABV: 14%
AGING: 90% 5 months in neutral French oak, 5% tank, 5% concrete egg

points of distinction

  • Sourced from estate ranches and top vineyards in Carneros, Suscol Springs, Rutherford and Calistoga
  • A variety of fermentation vessels results in a brisk, lively, citrus and melon-flavored wine
  • Very versatile as an aperitif or with fish, poultry, pasta, salads
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“Our emphasis on fruit quality captures the expression of grapefruit, citrus, kiwi, guava, lime and melon in the wine.”

– Stephanie Jacobs, Winemaker

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