2019 Hourglass Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California (750ml)
The Hourglass estate Napa Valley is more well known for its excellent Cabernet Sauvignon blends but they also make great Sauvignon Blanc as well. Five contrasting vineyard sources between Yountville in the south and Calistoga in the north, plus three distinct fermentation vessels provide a breadth of nuanced lots here that create layers of complexity once blending is complete.
Slow, low-temperature fermentations with regular lees stirring develops complexity, texture and depth. The component wines are assembled in varying proportions to achieve a final blend that wires richness with vibrancy and a complex array of aromas and flavors. Native yeast primary fermentation, no ML fermentation. The various lots were fermented in stainless steel tanks (60%), seasoned oak (20%), and new French oak (20%).