2020 Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc

Year: 2020
Appellation: Carneros, Napa Valley
Country: USA-California
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Enthusiast: 90
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.2%
Price :
$21.95

NEW RELEASE!

"Juicy, fragrant, mouthwatering and stylish, orange blossom and lemon meringue note leap out of the glass with their intensity. There's a core of vivid lemon curd, mango and a touch of butterscotch lingering on the finish. Drink now. -M.W." (WS)

"Fresh and fruity, this energetic, medium-bodied white offers lively tones of canned peach, pineapple and grapefruit. Underlying richness and texture emphasizes the fruity, likable nature. -Virginie Boone" (WE)

Winery Notes:
VINEYARDS:
The fruit for this wine comes from premium growing sites in Napa and Sonoma counties that offer abundant sunshine yet moderate temperatures — ideal conditions for cultivating delicious Sauvignon Blanc.

WINEGROWING:
A mild spring gave us an early start to the growing season and we finished picking our Sauvignon Blanc on September 16th. Sustainable farming practices throughout the growing season were tailored to each block with the assistance of aerial photos produced using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology. The fruit was handpicked at dawn and sorted in the vineyard.

WINEMAKING:
The grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed while the fruit was still cool. The majority of the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks, while the remainder fermented in a combination of French oak barrels and concrete tanks, imparting weight and texture to the finished wine. The wine was bottled under Stelvin aluminum closure - another Rombauer first - to preserve the freshness and vibrancy so appealing in this Sauvignon Blanc.

TASTING NOTES:
Pale yellow with a touch of a green hue. Bursting with lively flavors of pink grapefruit, lime, and honeyed apricot with a warm note of vanilla on the finish. The wine is fresh and lively on the palate, allowing the lime to shine while the bright acidity makes for a mouthwatering finish that keeps you coming back for more.