A fantastic boutique Sauvignon Blanc from a small Napa Valley producer and winemaker Philippe Melka. Highly recommended.
The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc greets you with lively notes of lemon tart, key lime pie and orange blossoms, a touch of fresh grapefruit and a whiff of minerality. The wine is medium-bodied, and the palate has beautiful elegance and freshness with bright citrus and mineral notes, framed by a great refreshing backbone and silky texture. The wine serenades you with a nice long perfumy finish. Only 442 cases produced.
One of the best Napa Valley Sauvignon Blancs we've discovered.
The Altamura 2016 Sauvignon Blanc comes from the winery's 4-acre 18-year-old dry-farmed vineyard which sits at an altitude of 850 feet. The wine is fermented and aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months resulting in a wine of great depth and complexity, displaying the flavor and textural profile more like a white Bordeaux than a California Sauvignon Blanc. Very limited production of 500 cases.