Cakebread Cellars North Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2022
Our 2022 Sauvignon Blanc opens with aromas of fresh sweet citrus, grapefruit, and vibrant melon before revealing complex notes of green pear, freshly cut hay, and stony minerality. Light-bodied and elegant on the palate, this wine beautifully balances bright, citrusy acidity with livelyflavors of ripe melon, grapefruit, and citrus zest before a smooth, refreshing finish.
13.9% Alc. Napa Green Certified, Bee Friendly Farming, Sustainable.
Vineyards and Vintage
We source our Sauvignon Blanc from grapes grown in top vineyards throughout Napa Valley and the North Coast, 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 in the final wine. The 2022 vintage had high climate variability beginning with acool and mild spring followed by a warm summer that led to an early harvest. Grape quality was still exceptional with balanced acidity and freshness, resulting in vibrant fruit-forward wines.
We harvest our grapes in separate blocks based on ripening and the perfect sugaracidity ratio of grapes in each vineyard. Picked 100% at night to preserve freshness and varietal purity, our Sauvignon Blanc grapes are pressed cold and whole-cluster in an anaerobic environment to retain the utmost freshness and varietal purity in the finished wines. This process helps maintain the vivacious aromas, flavors, and zesty acidity of Sauvignon Blanc. Then, the lots are fermented in steel tanks (97%) and a small portion in concrete eggs (2%) and neutral barrels (1%) to soften its acidity. After fermentation, the wine is aged for five months in neutral French oak (98%) and concrete eggs (2%) to maximize its complexity before bottling.
Cakebread started in 1972 by Jack and Dolores Cakebread. They bought some land in Rutherford and planted Sauvignon Blanc. But releases their first wine in 1974 of 157 total cases of Chardonnay. They have worked with Keenan Winery in 1975 and crushed their first Cabernet. On to more recent times. In 2020 Cakebread wins Robb Report's "Best wine tasting experience with the newly completed eco-friendly visitor center. The 2016 single vineyard 'Dancing Bear Ranch' was awarded 100 point by Wine Advocate.
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