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.

91 Points
2019 vintage
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
PH: 3.3
ACIDITY: 0.63 g/100mL
ABV: 14%
AGING: 90% 5 months in neutral French oak, 5% tank, 5% concrete egg
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 brisk, 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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