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2020 Hourglass Estate Sauvignon Blanc

2020 Hourglass Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker
Tony Biagi
Vintners
Jeff & Carolyn Smith
Partners
The Chilton & Clark Families
Vineyard Designation
Hourglass Estate, Larkmead Lane, Varozza, Gamble Ranch
Soil Series
Gravelly Cortina River Wash
Appellation
Calistoga, Napa Valley
Varietals
91% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Semillon
Barrel Program
Stainless Steel Tanks (40%), seasoned oak barrels (45%), new French oak (15%)

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.Tasting Notes

Equally regal and refreshing, the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc displays a cascade of tropical, citrus, and stone fruit aromatics like no other vintage.  Pineapple, kiwi, and guava are framed by Meyer lemon, lime zest, and peach blossom. On the palate, crisp Granny Smith apple, zippy lemon balm, and honeyed nectarine intertwine with hints of brioche and wet stone minerality, providing nuance throughout.  10% Semillon gives further depth and the mixture of steel and barrel fermentation contributes unparalleled texture.  Frequent lees stirring adds mid-palate richness to offset the vibrant natural acidity yielding the textbook balance we seek.

Other Vintages

2019 Hourglass Estate Sauvignon Blanc
2018 Hourglass Estate Sauvignon Blanc
2017 Hourglass Estate Sauvignon Blanc
2016 Hourglass Estate Sauvignon Blanc
2015 Hourglass Estate Sauvignon Blanc
2014 Hourglass Estate Sauvignon Blanc
2013 Hourglass Estate Sauvignon Blanc