Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc 2021, Napa Valley California

2021 vintage – 99% Sauvignon Blanc, 1% blend Viognier/Verdejo/Sémillon from grapes grown in top vineyards throughout Napa Valley, including our own estate ranches in Carneros, Suscol Springs, Rutherford, and Calistoga. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are harvestd during the cool nighttime hours to fully capture their pure flavors and vibrant acidity. They are pressed as whole clusters under anaerobic – or oxygen-free – conditions. This maximizes varietal intensity while minimizing the extraction of astringency from the skins. 96% of the juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks, and 4% in concrete eggs to soften its acidity. Aging: 96% aged for 4 months in neutral French oak; 4% in concrete egg. “Our 2021 Sauvignon Blanc opens with aromas of fresh sweet citrus, grapefruit, and
melon before revealing complex notes of green pear, freshly cut hay, and stony minerality. Light-bodied and elegant on the palate, a beautiful through line of bright, citrusy acidity defines the wine with vibrant flavors of ripe melon, grapefruit, and citrus zest before the smooth, refreshing finish.” – winery