Great new small-production white from a boutique Napa producer.
90 Points Wine Enthusiast, "Editor's Choice": "Showing how fine Sauvignon Blanc can be in Napa Valley, this has citrus, melon and honey flavors. It's dry, creamy and rich in vanilla flavor, with a bright edge of acidity. A touch of oak adds a note of smoke."
One of the best Napa Valley Sauvignon Blancs we've discovered.
The Altamura 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.