Rare new Sauvignon Blanc from Hourglass. Highly recommended
The 2019 Hourglass is no ordinary California Sauvignon Blanc; it is more akin to a white Bordeaux with its texture, integrated, expressive fruit, and dry, limestone accent.
Primary aromas of Honeydew melon, Meyer lemon zest and peach blossom with bright notes of Granny Smith apple, spearmint and fresh cut hay. On the palate, limeade, lemon meringue and Pippin apple intertwine with notes of brioche, honey and chamomile flowers. The addition of 5% Semillon, along with judicious barrel fermentation and frequent lees stirring, create beautiful texture and depth, with bright acidity and chalky minerality providing precision and balance on the long, lively finish.
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.