2019 Sauvignon Blanc
With a slow-and-steady path to full flavor maturity in the vineyards, the 2019 vintage allowed Napa Valley winemakers to evaluate the nearly-perfect clusters again and again, until the flavors were exactly perfect.
You’ll experience this in the 2019 Keever Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, which displays an exquisite, very broad array of aromas. Somewhat deeper in tone than the norm for this varietal, the lifted notes of bright tangerine, grilled pineapple, rose petal, and fresh almonds are supported by deeper, darker hints of chai tea, vanilla, and a faint whiff of river rocks. Consistent with prior vintages, the palate on this Keever Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc is broad and bright, with a lovely creaminess from the sur-lie aging. The signature fresh citrus and pineapple flavors abound in the mid-palate and carry through to the finish. While this very complex Sauvignon Blanc is delicious on its own, it has the weight and structure to pair beautifully with lighter fare (salads, lemony seafoods) and even with slightly richer plates.
Harvested on September 9, 2019, the Sauvignon Blanc grapes were whole-cluster pressed using a long, slow pressing format. After cold-settling, the juice was transferred into a combination of French oak and stainless steel barrels for fermentation and aging sur-lie with biweekly lees stirring. The wine remained in barrels until just prior to bottling in early March, 2020. 429 cases produced.