Blend: 77% Sauvignon Blanc; 7% Sauvignon Blanc Musqué clone; 16% Sémillon
Barrel fermented in 100% French oak, 10% new oak
Aged 9 months sur lie
Whole cluster pressed
Agro Ad Amphorum
Latin Translation: From Soil to Bottle
Kerr Cellars Sauvignon Blanc vineyard is located in the back blocks of the cool and famed Napa Valley AVA of Carneros. Fruit from this vineyard typically exhibits a generous fruit profile due to the sand and loam subsoil and the granite bedrock that is scattered throughout. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon oil and fresh-cut basil leaves are hallmarks of this exquisite piece of dirt. Warm days and cool night is the key to the ripening cycle of this magnificent vineyard.
Our 2019 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of 77% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Sauvignon Blanc Musqué clone and 16% Sémillon. Pairing Sauvignon with Sémillon is the classic white blend of Bordeaux appellations like Pessac-Leognan and Entre-deux-Mers. These characterful, age-worthy wines are a million miles away from the intensely tropical and grassy modern Sauvignons.
We ferment our Sauvignon blend in French oak barrels for nine months to harmonize the grapes' character and bring out a rounded, supple weight to the wine. Aging the wine on its lees further develops the wine's character, seamlessly integrating freshness, body and a subtle hint of tannins. Pair this exceptionally balanced and layered wine with veal or pork in creamy mustard sauces, garlic and herb-roast chicken, or a Lebanese falafel tabbouleh.