About Cakebread 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
A cult favorite, Cakebread Cellars has been turning out Napa Valley favorites for more than thirty years including this mouthwatering Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes come from top vineyards throughout Napa Valley, including, from south to north, Estate ranches in Carneros, Suscol Springs, Rutherford and Calistoga. The exceptional fruit from these sites produces a rich, complex Sauvignon Blanc that is simultaneously fresh, crisp and zesty.
Grapes are harvested during the cool nighttime hours to fully capture their fresh, pure flavors and vibrant acidity. Whole-cluster-pressing of the fruit under anaerobic conditions maximizes varietal intensity while minimizing the extraction of astringent compounds from the skins.
In 2019, 89% of the juice fermented in stainless steel tanks and 6% in neutral French oak barrels and 5% in custom-made concrete eggs. The wine aged five months in French oak before bottling.
James Suckling scored this 91 points saying "Freshly sliced green apple, lime curd, wet stones and subtle yoghurt notes. This is a restrained expression of sauvignon blanc with a medium body, crisp acidity and a creamy, flinty finish. Drink now."