Best White Wine in Napa Now

Best White Wine in Napa Now

It’s the development of a radically new class of Sauvignon Blancs—wines that are brilliant, minerals, modern and complex, regularly with a bewitching indecency and wealth. They aren’t “green,” vegetal or straightforward; truth be told, from grape developing through winemaking, they have nothing in the same way as the Sauvignon Blancs of 10 to 15 years back. I call the energizing new whites: Super Sauvignons.

In Napa County, where Sauvignon Blanc is the second most planted white grape after Chardonnay, plantings are up 40% since 2000. There are currently 2,818 sections of land of Sauvignon Blanc in the valley (2016). Tasting Napa Valley sauvignon blanc, an assortment that can keep an eye on overripeness and high liquor in hot atmospheres, isn’t as clear as you may think — particularly when you’re tasting truly dug in the mostly red-grape region.

Sean Minor
2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Following harvest, grapes (100% Sauvignon Blanc) for this wine were “the whole cluster pressed” with a portion of the juice fermented in neutral French oak barrels and the majority in stainless steel tanks.

Aroma: Ripe peach, white peach, passion fruit, mango, guava, melon, lemon, citrus, candied citrus, honeysuckle, white flowers, beautiful.
Palate: Melon, honeydew, kiwi, yellow peach, pineapple, lemon, citrus, white flowers, floral, nutmeg, really yummy, delicious.
Finish: White peach, honeydew melon, fruity, floral, soft, smooth, tasty.

Alpha Omega
2016 Sauvignon Blanc 1155

Following harvest, 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes were fermented in French oak (97%) or French Acacia (3%) barrels, then aged on its lees (wasted yeast) for 9 months before bottling.

Aroma: Ripe peach, ripe cantaloupe, melon, light lemon, white flowers, honeysuckle, floral, grassy, mossy, minerality.
Palate: Pink grapefruit, white grapefruit, tangerine, melon, peach, Granny Smith apple, green pepper, oak.
Finish: Pear, grapefruit pith, a touch grassy, minerality, crisp, yummy.

Heitz Cellar
2017 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

This wine was molded from 100% guaranteed natural Sauvignon Blanc grapes sourced from the lower rise of Ink Grade Vineyard, known for chilly mornings and warm evenings.

Aroma: Grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, honeydew, pineapple, guava, peach, pear, stone fruit, citrus, elderflower, jalapeño, minerality.
Palate: Big peach, white peach, nectarine, green apple, grapefruit, lemon, citrus, lime peel, grassy, crisp, zesty, classic tartness.
Finish: Peach, lime, citrus, citrus pith, floral, mineral, crisp, delicious

 

Keever Vineyards
2016 Sauvignon Blanc

Grapes for this 100% Sauvignon Blanc wine experienced barrel maturation, with maturing on its dregs (squandered yeast) in French oak (46%) and treated steel (54%) for more than a half year before packaging.

Aroma: Grapefruit, pink grapefruit, honeydew, white peach, lemon, grass, basil, herbal, earthy, oak undertones, mineral, bright.
Palate: Honeydew melon, tangerine, pineapple. Lemon zest, elderflower, creamy, buttery, earthy notes, mineral, light oak.
Finish: Citrus, dried grass, earthy, zesty, smooth, delicious.

Blackbird Vineyards
Dissonance 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

This wine was produced using grapes gathered in the Carneros Region of Napa Valley. Following aging – with mixing of the remains (squandered yeast) more than a half year – the wine was matured in a blend of mud amphorae and nonpartisan French oak barrels.

Aroma: Grapefruit, lemon/lime, tangerine, passion fruit, melon, herbal, buttery, grassy, minerality.
Palate: Melon, juicy melon, kiwi, pear, peach, guava, lemon, lime, lemon zest, elderflower, grass, minerality.
Finish: Pear, peach, kiwi, orange, citrus notes, lemon/lime pith, vanilla, smooth, soft, refreshing, elegant, perfect for the beach.


Cakebread Cellars
2016 Sauvignon Blanc

This wine was made from a blend of 97% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Semillon.

Aroma: White grapefruit, lime, stone fruit, pineapple, white flowers, light floral, grassy, minerality, fresh, delicate.
Palate: White peach, guava, bright lime, citrus, light pear, lemon curd, delicate.
Finish: Key lime, lime zest, citrus, light pear, perfectly balanced, clean, delicate, elegant.

 

Question and Answer

  1. Are those wines are available in local stores?. Not all of those wines as they are produced in Napa valley maybe some of it are not widely distributed.
  2. Are those wines are expensive?. Not that expensive, just the right price.

Bottomline

Sauvignon Blanc can be made in an assortment of styles. A large portion of us knows about the new, fresh, simple to-drink style that is generally the consequence of aging in tempered steel tanks. The new Sauvignons go above and beyond and are typically made in different individual parcels that may be matured or potentially matured in at least four kinds of vessels—solid eggs, utilized oak barrels, little-tempered steel drums and new oak aged barrels—and are then back mixed and matured. The wines additionally experience a considerable measure of “dregs mixing”— a procedure that adds a rich surface to the wines.

 

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