2020 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
The 2020 growing season was really beautiful. The vines had a natural balance of canopy and fruit and the clusters received ideal dappled light throughout. The weather was stable around the ripening of the whites, resulting in intense flavors and fresh acidities. This is the single wine we were able to make from Napa Valley this vintage due to the fires and smoke that compromised the rest of the Napa Valley red grapes.
We ferment our Sauvignon blend in French oak barrels for ten 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.