2018 Sauvignon Blanc, En Cigare
Napa Valley, Los Carneros

2018 Sauvignon Blanc, En Cigare

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Winemaker's Notes

As part of our Micro lot series of wines, which embraces research, discovery and experimentation, our En Cigare Sauvignon Blanc explores a Bordeaux expression of this variety. We worked with elongated, thin stave, lightly toasted French oak barrels to provide the richness of lees contact, while enhancing the concentration and age-ability of this wine. The 2018 En Cigare offers a heady bouquet of chrysanthemum, Meyer lemon, melon and lime peel. From the barrel we get an opulent, crème anglaise texture that is given a long finish by the cheerful acidity of our Sauvignon Blanc.

Technical Data

Special Designation: Micro Lot
Vineyard Designation: Napa Valley, Los Carneros
Harvest Date: September 29, 2018
Fermentation: 39 Days
Aging: 11 months in French oak Cigare barrels (100% new)
Wine Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Barrels Produced: 4
pH: 3.22
Alcohol: 14.1%
Acid: 7.4 g/L