Joy Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Crisp and elegant - a great Sauvignon Blanc from Dry Creek Valley.
The intense flavor of this delicious wine is captivating and you will instantly see why the French call their finest Sauvignon Blanc a "savage white!"
Perfect with soft goat cheese or brie but just as at home with Sushi, Chinese food or any chicken or fish dish.
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Nice blond straw color in the glass while showing that soft herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc nose. In the mouth crisp with hints of grass and lemon and expressing its trademark acidity that is looking to pair with soft and creamy foods. The flavor however, makes this wine great to enjoy all by itself.
Only 650 cases produced.
Notwithstanding the pandemic, the August heat spikes and fires the 2020 harvest started earlier than average and as expected the crop was lighter than normal. Even with all the challenges, the high quality of our grapes remains with some varieties especially flavorful from fruit concentration since the vines didn’t have any excess water.
This year we have been really fortunate with our fifteen vineyards located across four counties our vineyard planting diversity saved our 2020 grape crop from potential smoke taint.
Our Dry Creek Valley vineyards located on the valley floor have not been exposed to heavy smoke as were the hillside vineyards and in spite of their mountain side locations in Napa our Pritchard Hill and Atlas Peak vineyards were also below the smoke line and show no signs of being effected while our Sonoma Mountain, Mendocino and Red Hills vineyards saw little to no smoke and ripened as naturally as possible with the high August temperatures.
Some new French oak with the majority being neutral Burgundy barrels.