Eisele Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Calistoga|
Winemaking Team Notes:
At first the nose expresses subtle scents of white flowers, hawthorn blossom and honeysuckle. A gentle swirling unlocks incredibly intense notes of white peaches, peppery grapefruit and mandarin zest, with a hint of candied Meyer lemon. This is an even more complex and precise Sauvignon Blanc than its earlier versions. The palate is fresh, suave and beautifully delineated. Tension and minerality carry through a long and savory finish. A new benchmark for the estate.
Bottled in early August 2020, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc was fermented and aged in 25% Stainless Steel, 15% concrete eggs and the remainder in French oak barrels, 25% new. It leaps from the glass with wonderfully intense notes of white peaches, grapefruit, mandarin peel and honeysuckle with wafts of yuzu and paraffin wax. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is beautifully balanced with loads of mineral accents and a lovely satiny texture, finishing very long and savory.