Sauvignon Blanc Route 29, Napa Valley – 2016
RouteStock creates wines from classic grape varieties grown along well-known routes in the world’s most respected wine regions. Tried, trusted and true to their routes, these wines are handcrafted by our winemakers to be approachable and a reliable favorite.
Route 29 travels through the heart of Napa Valley—a lovely home for Sauvignon Blanc. On a drive down Route 29 you will pass many of the vineyards that supplied grapes for this Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc.
This bright and vibrant 2016 RouteStock Napa Valley Sauvignon blanc is a blend of three different lots from across Napa Valley including Lovall Valley, Rutherford and Yountville. The wines were fermented in stainless steel, concrete eggs, new and neutral French oak and further aged on the natural lees in egg and oak for six months. None of the wine was aged in stainless steel. The use of concrete egg and French oak enhances the length of the pallet and gives the wine strength and extra nuances while the stainless steel helps the wine retain a great freshness.
- Barrel Aging: 9 months in 100% French oak with 15% being new
The aromas jump out of the glass like no other sauvignon blanc and are reminisicent of honeydew, kiwi, grapefruit and bougainvillea. The palate has that great combination of strength and lift that is magical in sauvignon blanc when it happens. The flavors are that of lemongrass, kiwi, toasted pine nuts, figs, white grapefruit and curry. The finish is amazingly long for such a bright wine with all of the aromatic lift. The wine leaves you salivating from its savory side and thirsty for more from the acidity. Enjoy this wine as much as we enjoyed making it!
- Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
- Production (in cases): 4,000 (12/750ml)
- Alcohol: 14.1%
- TA: 6.43g/L
- p H: 3.46
Sauvignon Blanc Route 29, Napa Valley – 2016 – 90 points – Wine Enthusiast
“Slate and stone provide a mineral character to this white wine, fermented in both concrete egg and oak. Mouthfilling and youthful, it offers strong flavors of green apple amidst a steely, complex body of light-bodied weight.”