2020 Napa Valley Essence, Sauvignon Blanc

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Sauvignon Blanc

The Wine

The 2020 vintage of our Napa Valley Essence®, Sauvignon Blanc, is fresh and vibrant, tickling your tongue and making your mouth water. Citrusy with a refreshing minerality, complex flavors of lemon, grapefruit, and a hint of quince develop in the glass. Green pear and nectarine splash onto the palate with sparkling flavors of lime zest that form a chiseled, long-lasting, and elegant finish.


2020 was a challenging but ultimately one of the most rewarding vintages for us. One of the hottest vintages on record with multiple heat waves well over 100 degrees, vintage 2020 was also accompanied by exceptionally low rainfall: 50-60% below average. Despite the heat and drought, our vines were well prepared for the stress. Due to low rainfall in 2020, the vines prepared themselves for drought by producing less leaves, which requires less water. The heat and drought produced exceptionally low yields but with excellent quality – great acid and freshness in white wines.


Only the best blocks that express the true nature- the essence- of our Sauvignon Blanc are used for this limited production wine. 51% of the grapes come from our chilly American Canyon vineyard and are supplemented by 49% of grapes sourced from our Carneros vineyard. We hand-harvest our grapes at night into small bins, so they arrive at the winery cool and intact, preserving their wonderful flavors and bright acidity.