2017 Sinegal Sauvignon Blanc
2017 Sinegal Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California,
There are 700 cases of the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, a beautiful Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley. Barrel-fermented and aged 10 months, its light gold color is followed by a beautiful bouquet of white grapefruit, crushed mint, and hints of minerality. It’s medium-bodied, fresh and clean, with terrific length and purity. JDJeb Dunnuck
Capable of a vast array of styles, Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character. Though it can vary depending on where it is grown, a couple of commonalities always exist—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. This variety is of French provenance. Somm Secret—Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (herbaceous aromatic compounds) inherent to each member of the family.
One of the world’s most highly regarded regions for wine production as well as tourism, the Napa Valley was responsible for bringing worldwide recognition to California winemaking. In the 1960s, a few key wine families settled the area and hedged their bets on the valley’s world-class winemaking potential—and they were right.
Sinegal Estate is a family-owned Saint Helena based historic 30-acre property, originally known as the Inglewood Estate. Alton Williams acquired it in 1879 and planted the first vines here in 1881. Over the generations, the estate has passed through four separate families with the family being the fifth family, purchasing the property in 2013. The skeleton key on every label of Sinegal wines represents the importance of legacy and preserving the heritage of these families, as it is representative of the original key that was passed down to us when they acquired the estate.