2017 Sauvignon Blanc
"To really show off the southern Napa terroir, we barrel-ferment our Sauvignon blend to highlight its complexity and create a more textural white Bordeaux style. This wine's quite distinct from the über-grassy modern Sauvignons, with great structure and beautifully layered fruit." Cristie Kerr
Helen made the wine completely in barrel, using well seasoned French barriques (just 10% new oak) to let the malolactic fermentation naturally occur and slowly transform the must. The result is a beautifully seductive white with a wonderful textural richness, which offers a full spectrum of flavors and balance. Due to the meticulous grape selection, our 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is limited to just 386 cases.
We ferment our Sauvignon blend in French oak barrels for eight months, which harmonizes the grapes' characters and gives a rounded, supple weight to the wine. Seamlessly integrating freshness, body, a hint of tannins, and a tantalizing mineral finish, this wine is all about balance. Pair it with veal or pork in creamy mustard sauces, garlic, and herb-roast chicken, or a Lebanese falafel tabbouleh to really reveal the wine's layered complexity.