Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2020 750ML
Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, 2020 750ML
Our 2020 Sauvignon Blanc opens with aromas of pink grapefruit, ripe melon, sweet citrus, and appealing notes of hay. The citrus and melon characters carry over onto a bright fruit palate, supported by crisp acidity and elevated by a hint of mineral citrus on the finish.
Vineyards & Vintage
We craft our Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc from grapes grown in top vineyards throughout Napa Valley, including our own estate ranches in Carneros, Suscol Springs, Rutherford, and Calistoga. The cooler, southern part of the valley gives us sauvignon blanc with bright citrus characters, flinty minerality, and balanced acidity, while the warmer northern region brings out tropical notes. We supplement this standout Napa Valley fruit with a small selection of grapes (8%) from high quality Sonoma County vineyards.
The 2020 growing season started off warm and dry. Mild conditions in spring were ideal for budbreak and early growth, while steady summer temperatures, with cool mornings and warm, sunny days, ripened sauvignon blanc grapes to perfect flavor and balance.
We harvest our sauvignon blanc grapes during the cool nighttime hours to fully capture their pure flavors and vibrant acidity, then we press them as whole clusters under anaerobic—or oxygen-free—conditions. This maximizes varietal intensity while minimizing the extraction of astringency from the skins. We fermented 90% of the juice in stainless steel tanks, 6% in concrete eggs to soften acidity, and 4% in neutral French oak barrels. Following fermentation, the wine aged five months in neutral French oak barrels, with a small amount aging in concrete.