The 2018 is a clean and fruity Sauvignon. The nose is perfumey with notes reminiscent of a lemon cookie. It’s fruity with peach and orange and a hint of tropical fruits. There’s a subtle grapefruit pith that gives the palate some lift. It’s bright yet rich and allover incredibly easy and pleasurable. This pretty wine is slightly more delicate than previous vintages. But don’t let that fool you- it’s a substantial wine with a desirable finish.
For this wine, we selected fruit from four sites across Napa Valley and one in Sonoma to craft a wine with depth and complexity. The warmer sites in northern Napa Valley provide layers of stone fruit and tropical notes, while the cooler sites in southern Napa and in Sonoma preserve the natural acidity and fresh fruit flavors.
An exceptionally mild vintage, 2018 was notable for its long growing season and lack of temperature spikes. Growers were blessed with generous crops and we were able to pick each site at the peak of its perfection. With slightly lower Brix overall, the 2018 white wines are naturally high in acid, providing a brisk freshness.