2020 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

To achieve both bright acid and a weighty mouthfeel, our Sauvignon Blanc grapes come from two superb sites. Oak Knoll brings zesty citrus;, while sunny St. Helena provides a core of ripe fruit. A combination of stainless steel fermentation with a small percentage barrel fermented results in a luscious, textural mouthfeel and bracing minerality for which classic Sauv Blancs are known.

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  • Aged 6 months in Neutral French Oak
  • Alcohol 13.6%
  • pH 3.23

Tasting Notes with Founder Jonathan Pey

Textbook Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2020

Vintage: 2020

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

AVA: Appellation

  • A spellbinding blend of ripe honeydew, crisp Asian pear, and apple blossom, further enhanced by flavors of Meyer lemon curd.

  • This wine is deal with classic matches like fresh seafood and grilled veggies, but the touch of sweetness and crisp acidity balances out spice and fats, making this a great match for kimchi-jjigae, a spicy Korean stew.

  • None of the lots went through malolactic fermentation as our goal was to capture freshness. We created texture and complexity through careful aging in neutral French oak.

Textbook Sauvignon Blanc bottle cap

Our Vision

Hand-picked grapes sourced from two growing appellations; Oak Knoll and St. Helena. Fermenting the majority in stainless steel brought the fruit flavors to the forefront, but a small portion was barrel fermented in neutral French oak to create a rounder mouthfeel. Frequent bâtonnage or “stirring of the lees” achieved beautiful texture.

Abigail Horstman Estrada signature

— Abigail Horstman Estrada, Winemaker

Couple drinking textbook sauvignon blanc

Your Experience

Our 2022 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a crowd-pleasing pour filled with bright, appealing aromatics and flavors. We encourage you to enjoy it any time, but it’s especially well-suited to beach days, backyard barbecues, first sips at garden gatherings and as part of a multi-coursed meal with family and friends.