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 2020, we fermented 90% of the juice in stainless steel tanks, 6% in concrete eggs to soften the acidity, and 4% in neutral French oak barrels. Following fermentation, the wine aged five months in neutral French oak barrels, with a small amount aging in concrete.

Harvest Note
The 2020 growing season started off warm and dry. Mild conditions in spring were ideal for budbreak and early growth, while steady summer temperatures, with cool mornings and warm, sunny days, ripened sauvignon blanc grapes to perfect flavor and balance.
Tasting Note
Aromas of fresh sweet citrus, grapefruit, and melon with complex notes of green pear, freshly cut hay, and stony minerality. Light bodied and elegant on the palate, a beautiful through line of bright, citrusy acidity defines the wine with vibrant flavors of ripe melon, grapefruit, and citrus zest before the smooth, refreshing finish.
Food Pairing
Aromas of pink grapefruit, ripe melon, and sweet citrus. The citrus and melon characters carry over onto a bright fruit palate, supported by crisp acidity and elevated by a hint of mineral citrus on the finish.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 99% Sauvingnon Blanc, 1% blend of Viognier/Verdejo/Semillion
PH: 3.32
ACIDITY: 0.62 g/100mL
ABV: 13.8%
AGING: 5 months with 90% in stainless steel, 6% in concrete egg, 4% in neutral French oak barrels
Unique Selling Points
  • Sourced from estate ranches and top vineyards in Carneros, Suscol Springs, Rutherford and Calistoga
  • A variety of fermentation vessels results in a lively, citrus and melon-flavored wine
  • Very versatile as an aperitif or with fish, poultry, pasta, salads

About the Grape

Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc has vivid, assertive aromas and flavors of gooseberries, citrus, herbs framed by tangy acidity. Oak contact adds tropical fruit, vanilla, lanolin and toast notes.
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