Sourced from the incredibly beautiful and very obscure Lovell Valley area of western Napa County – a place so remote you actually have to drive to Sonoma and meander back through the hills towards the City of Napa just to find it. This low-lying pocket between the mountains collects cool air on fertile soils, a positively ideal spot of Sauvignon Blanc.
The color is a shimmering pale straw gold with hints of yellow-green. The nose is intriguingly mild and quiet, but very deep indeed. There are subtle meadow flowers, hay and soft wheat, ryegrass, lemon and lime zest, quince, jasmine, honeysuckle, and oyster shell. In the mouth, it’s a medium-full body with bright, zingy acidity, and weighty with round edges, high toned citrus flavors in the mid-palate and mineral-laced lime and limestone, lemon curd, pineapple finish. Falling somewhere between ripe Sancerre and Graves Blanc, this is an unusually poignant statement about Sauvignon Blanc from California. It is one for the great Sauvignon Blanc connoisseur to noodle over.