2020
North Coast

Sauvignon Blanc
Description

Our Curated Collection wines are small-lot selections chosen by Jean-Charles Boisset exclusively for the Boisset Collection Ambassadors. Available for a limited time, each wine is crafted by our winemakers to deliver the highest quality for the price. Curated Collection selections are not sold in tasting rooms or in stores, and are only available through your Boisset Collection Ambassador.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

An inviting bouquet of grapefruit, key lime and orange blossom greet the nose in this 2020 Curated Collection North Coast Sauvignon Blanc. 

Palate: 

White peach, lychee and gooseberry flavors mingle on the palate with bright acidity and a kiss of caramel. Refreshing and crisp, the finish is long and racy.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

2020 kicked off with ideal growing conditions. Mild temperatures led to evenly developed clusters and an early budbreak was followed by a warm to hot summer. Low winter rains resulted in smaller berries with concentrated flavors. Harvest kicked off in early August and all things pointed to normal yields and exceptional fruit quality.

The grapes were primarily harvested from our Jameson Vineyard, just east of Carneros, as well as vineyards across the North Coast. Jameson experiences warmer daytime temperatures with the mornings and evenings seeing cool, marine breezes and fog which helps the grapes ripen evenly. Our 2020 vintage was picked early to enhance the refreshing characteristics of the Sauvignon Blanc grape. 80% was barrel fermented with the balance in stainless steel tanks to capture and preserve the fruit. The wine was sur lie aged in a combination of neutral French oak and stainless steel before being blended and bottled on February 22, 2021.

Tech Notes
  • Appelation: North Coast
  • Varietal: 
    • 92% Sauvignon Blanc
    • 8% Semillon
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • pH: 3.32
  • TA: 6.5 g/L
  • Aging:
    • 5 Months
    • combination of stainless steel and neutral French oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Roasted fish, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Shrimp
Cheese & Nuts:
Light Cheddar
Fruits & Vegetables:
Spring Panzanella with Asparagus, Artichokes, Boston Lettuce Salad
Sauces:
Tomato and Cilantro, Garlic Mint Dressing
Grains:
Spaghetti with Anchovy Carbonara
SKU:
RFSB203H
$33