Hill Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Napa Valley, California

Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Vineyards: Windy Flats, Watson, Friedman, and Stewart Ranch. Cooperage: 60% Stainless steel fermented (30% stainless steel barrels and 30% tank), with the remainder barrel fermented in neutral French oak and Acacia barrels. “2022 was another drought year and the season started early. There were a few frosty nights, and some damage did occur. A cooler summer progressed, and then the first hot spell occurred August 13 – August 23. The Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc from Hill Family expresses freshness and bright fruit, with no perceptible oak character. Winemaker Alison Doran’s tasting notes: The 2022 Sauvignon Blanc offers aromas of white peach, honeydew melon and lemongrass. The palate is bright and refreshing with mouthwatering acidity adding energy to the crisp finish.