2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
This should be called "Epic."
Lemongrass, guava, passion fruit, flint, a touch of creamy vanilla and bright, fresh pineapple dominate the aromas of this intensely aromatic wine. On the palate, the entry is broad and immediately flavorful with tropical fruit essences, caramel and delicate jasmine and orange blossom combined in a layered and lingering finish.
A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musqué, the fruit was hand harvested then destemmed and gently pressed. After cold-settling for 72 hours, the clarified juice was gently racked, then barrel fermented. The wine was left sur-lie for six months with bi-weekly battonage.