This is a super tasty Napa Sauvignon Blanc in the make of great Bordeaux Blanc. It is beautifully crisp and fresh with great florals and citrus notes complementing ripe lychees. Where the comparison to Bordeaux comes in is with the wonderful texture. The primary vineyard in Rutherford is planted to mostly Musque clone and Semillon - responsible for the floral tones and weighty texture respectively. The also gracefully blend Sauv Blanc and Semillon from around Napa to give freshness, lift, and intensity to the wine. All for a smashing price.
The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc is loaded with aromas of Meyer lemon, short bread, honeysuckle, ginger, and tangerine. Spring blossoms of wisteria and orange abound in the upper register of the seductive perfume. The full-bodied, coating mouthfeel expands out on the palate with a rich crème brûlée-like texture as unctuous notesof Bosc pear, orange marmalade, and lavender honey coalesce along the long, satisfying finish.