92 Insider Points
Rutherford, Napa Valley
The Queen of White Wines from Napa’s Throne Room
Why we’re drinking it:
Of the many faces of Sauvignon Blanc, Grand Napa’s SB is the smiling countenance of a tropical goddess. Our sourcing team was seduced by its fresh tropical fruit flavors and spellbound by the clean lines and refreshing acidity.
Why we love it:
With a name derived from the French word for savage (sauvage for the linguistically curious), this free spirited Sauv Blanc hails from some of Napa’s most idolized lands. And while France and New Zealand offer up tight lined versions of SB, this one flings the doors wide open for Napa’s tropical and gloriously bright rendition.
While Sauvignon Blanc from Napa is a relative new comer to this famed region’s international repertoire, it just makes sense. Must of this fruit comes from the well-drained volcanic soils of Rutherford which lend the mineral flavors of Rutherford Dust unique to this region. The regional Sauv Blanc sampling comes from Atlas Peak, Howell Mountain, and Oakville.
The golden child of a series of amazing vintages, the 2013 harvest let the sunny spirit of California shine through in Napa. Wine spectator claimed that 2013 was an ideal season in Napa Valley. The idyllic growing season progress from a perfect spring into a long, sunny summer. The concentrated fruit from 2013 offers up plenty of personality and is loaded with flavor.
Fun Fact: The Napa Valley is 225K acres of land covered in vines. And with nearly 400 wineries in the Valley, it is the most densely packed wine region in the world.
Tropical and aromatic, this golden glassful entices with flavors of pink grapefruit, pineapple, white tea, white peach, and hints of freshly cut grass.
From the winery:
Our company is dedicated to the mission of bringing the true essence and character of California’s wines to the world. We produce approachable, full-bodied, well-balanced wines at very affordable prices, whether you’re interested in a wine for everyday drinking or one to purchase as a special gift – we can accommodate you and direct you to the perfect choice.
The varied micro-climate and soils of different California appellation produce a wide range of distinctive flavors. In addition, each vintner implements his own artisan technique, individual barrel selection, and application of fermentation and microbiology, which produces a great array of stylized wines. Consequently, we are pleased to offer a broad variety of wines, each possessing their own unique character and texture. Our winery is located in Napa, California in the very heart of the famous Napa Wine Country. It’s here that our skilled vintners persuade the true temperament and soul of our wines into reality.
All of our wine brands are fruit-forward, easy to drink, and food friendly – perfect for everyday celebrations. The cornerstones of our portfolio are the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varietals. We believe in good friends and goof times made possible with great wines that are delicious on their own or are perfect companion to food.
Enjoy with summer salads, grilled vegetables, aromatic seafood dishes and fine asian cuisine.