Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Napa Valley, California

This Sauvignon Blanc is the first new varietal introduced in more than 20 years, and only the second white wine in Rombauer’s 35-year history. The fruit for this wine comes from four carefully selected sites in Napa Valley offering lots of sunshine yet moderate temperatures. The grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed while the fruit was still cool. Ninety percent of the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks. The remaining juice was fermented in neutral French oak barrels to impart weight and texture to the wine. The barrel-fermented portion was blended back to tank after three months in barrel. This wine is brilliant pale yellow with a bright green hue. It exudes aromas of Key lime, mango, apapya and white nectarine with a hint of fresh-cut grass. The palate is fresh and enticing, as grapefruit, white nectarine and passion fruit intertwine with Meyer lemon and lime, making the mouth water. Balanced yet lively acidity lingers on the palate inviting another taste. Boxwood on the finish gives the wine length and vibrant freshness. 100% Sauvignon Blanc.