A fantastic Sauvignon Blanc from Lail and winemaker Philippe Melka.
The Lail Blueprint Sauvignon Blanc exhibits the fabulous acidity, minerality, and amazing purity of its Sancerre sisters. Produced with a focus on preservation of aromatics and acidity, it has an elegant and intense perfume of geranium, melon and lime, and crisp fruit flavors with profound richness and length
93 Points Connnoiseur's Guide: "Veering away from the fresh, grassy model for Sauvignon Blanc and instead showing a mix of richness and hints of honey backed up by steely, gravelly notes, light grasses and whispers of Meyer lemons, this nose promises much and the wine delivers fully on the palate. It is supple and somewhat polished to start yet firms up across the palate in a way that invites a few years of cellaring for those who will resist its current charms. It has the range and stuffing to work with rich lobster dishes."
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.