As we slowly transition from winter into spring, crisp, clean, fresh wines and clean character delivering a mineral intense, crushed stone vibrancy that I adore. With the first sip of Duckhorn’s 2019 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($32) all of these refreshing hopes are fulfilled.
From a blend of estate vineyards dotted throughout Napa, including in Rutherford, Calistoga, and Chiles Valley, with wine opens with energy harmoniously mingling with elegance, revealing classic notes of ripe citrus and tropical fruit. Produced with almost 20% Semillon added to the blend, aged 5 months on the lees (yeasts), with a hint of French oak barrel fermentation, giving the refreshing wine a structured, complex core, adding to its allure.
Floral lemon-leaf, lime blossom, and honeysuckle invite you in with welcoming aromas, followed by tropical guava and lychee, tangerine, and lemon icebox pie round out the juicy flavors of this easy-going wine.