Napa Valley, California
Tony Biagi-- Vinous 2020 Winemaker of the Year!
Hourglass Estate Sauvignon Blanc is a serious Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc from winemaker Tony Biagi and vintners Jeff & Carolyn Smith. It is a blend of 91% Sauvignon Blanc and 9% Semillon, aged in stainless steel tanks (40%), seasoned oak barrels (45%), and new French oak (15%).
"Blending fruit from five renowned vineyards, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc offers perfumed aromas of honey dew melon, Meyer lemon zest and peach blossom counterpointed by bright notes of Granny Smith apple, spearmint and freshly cut hay. On the palate, limeade, lemon meringue and Pippin apple intertwine with hints of brioche, honey and chamomile flowers. The addition of 5% Semillon, 40% barrel fermentation, and frequent lees stirring creates complexity, supple texture and depth, with focused acidity and chalky minerality providing precision and balance." ~Jeff Smith, 2019
Enjoy Hourglass Estate Sauvignon Blanc over the next 3-4 years as an aperitif wine or with grilled shrimp, sushi, crab salad, roast chicken and mild cheeses.