The Setting Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Our distinctive, barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc leads with an intoxicating medley of citrus and tropical fruit aromas, highlighting notes of orange blossom, lemon meringue, panna cotta and passion fruit that carry through onto the palate. A unique mix of new and neutral oak adds subtle richness and complexity to the wine, while the use of our Chateau Haut Brion barrels allow for a zesty backbone of acidity revealing a refreshing brightness on the citrus-driven finish.
The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is a gorgeous oak-matured example reminiscent of top-quality Bordeaux Blanc. It's surely a relief for winemaker Jesse Katz, who chose not to make this cuvée in 2020. "This vineyard is out in Dry Creek and it was too close to the fires," Katz explains. "Everyone says that whites weren't affected, but no—we skipped the vintage there, even for the whites." Aged six months in 38% new French oak, it opens with alluring tones of matchstick that quickly give way to luxurious white peach, lemongrass, kiwi and tarragon plus wafts of river stone and exotic spice. The medium-bodied palate surprises with its concentrated, expansive flavors and boasts an ultra satiny texture. Energetic yet seamless, it calls you back for another sip on the long finish and is a pleasure to drink! 494 cases were made.