2019 Stags’ Leap Winery Sauvignon Blanc
2019 Stags’ Leap Winery Sauvignon Blanc The beauty of Sauvignon Blanc is captured in its freshness, and the traditional techniques used by Winemaker Christophe Paubert preserve that splendor. Our Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from two distinct vineyards in the Oakville and Stags Leap District AVAs, with a majority coming from Gamble Ranch in Oakville and the rest from Stags Landing vineyard in Stags Leap.
This second vintage of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is bright, vibrant and refreshing offering the variety’s classic citrus fruit, lemongrass and white floral nuances. Driven by a linear focus of acidity and a steely minerality that adds to the wine’s crispness and complexity, there are layers of flavor featuring white peach, Meyer lemon and grapefruit, alongside hints of white floral jasmine, ginger and white pepper with a round, soft texture on the palate leading to a lengthy mouthwatering finish. Pretty, delicate and savory, this Sauvignon Blanc is a beautiful expression of Napa Valley fruit, and the perfect pairing to sunny, warm days. Enjoy on its own or pair with a wide variety of your favorite seafood, chicken or Mediterranean dishes.
The 2019 harvest started one to two weeks later than previous years, mostly due to February rains, but because the vines were in their winter dormancy, it did not affect the 2019 crop. Spring continued to be wet with some rain during flowering, followed by cool temperatures that allowed the grapes to mature gradually. The grapes ripened nicely with beautiful maturity and winemakers were pleased with the full flavors, vibrant acidity and superb balance of the 2019 fruit. Wildfires in October did not impact this year’s harvest as the vast majority of the grapes were already brought in, resulting in a crop size pretty much on par with previous years. The resulting 2019 wines are of very high quality with concentrated flavors, color and excellent acidity, especially for varieties like Sauvignon Blanc.