From the Winery:
Inspired by the Sauvignon wines of northern Italy, our Sauvignon Blanc pays homage to the tart and delicious every day wine workhorse of the region of Friuli. While it is difficult to recreate these specific Italian wines anywhere else in the world, Sauvignon is our California interpretation of these great Italian white wines. The grapes for this wine are farmed at two vineyards in Napa Valley where the temperatures are both the warmest during the day and the coolest at night. That diversity helps us produce a wine of intensity and freshness, and as such we tip-our-Sauvignon-hat to our fellow winemakers in northeast Italy.
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Sulfur: 20 parts per million cells, I.e. less than 0.02%
Alcohol: 13.3% by Volume
French Oak: 25% neutral French oak for six months
Stainless Steel: 75% stainless steel barrels for six months
95 pts Wine Enthusiast
2019 Top 100 Wines #7
"This is winemaker Dan Petroski's nod to the Sauvignons of northern Italy. Lemony and sleek, it conjures notes of wet stone, brine and complex, layered acidity, with a lasting tease of green apple and lemongrass."
92 pts Wine Spectator
"Opens with white pepper, lemon zest and orange blossom notes that are as fragrant as they are intense and focused, revealing a sleek, crisp acidity that makes all the flavors pop. A mouthwatering mix that finishes with satisfying mineral details. Drink now."