Materra Oak Knoll District Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2021 91JS Sustainable
Chelsea Barrett Winemaker
Chelsea Barrett grew up in Calistoga and began working in vineyards and wineries from a young age. She attended UC Davis and graduated in 2010 with a degree in Viticulture and Enology. After college, Chelsea interned at Mayer am Pfarplaz (Austria), Two Hands (Australia), and Opus One (Napa Valley). She started as enologist at Joel Gott wines in 2012, where she was promoted to assistant winemaker a year later, then to winemaker in 2017. In 2017, she also joined Heidi as co-winemaker for Amuse Bouche and Au Sommet. Chelsea lives in Calistoga with her husband, two young daughters, and a husky-german shepherd mix. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, home improvement, cooking, skiing, scuba diving, and reading.
91 Points James Suckling
Aromas of fresh tropical fruit, jasmine and thyme. Medium-bodied and pretty on the palate. Floral and fruity. Juicy, too, with a bit of zesty zip. Drink now.
It is bursting with layers of tropical fruit: guava, starfruit, and mango, with just a touch of grassiness.
Across the palate, limestone minerality and hint of oak are very appealing. The acidity is quite vibrant and makes for juicy, well-structured and mouthwatering Sauvignon Blanc.
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