About Cakebread 2020 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 2020, 90% of the juice in stainless steel tanks, 6% in concrete eggs to soften acidity, and 4% in neutral French oak barrels. 94% aged for 5 months in neutral French oak; 6% in concrete egg.