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2021 Beaulieu Vineyard Maestro Rutherford Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

2021 Beaulieu Vineyard Maestro Rutherford Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Beaulieu Vineyard

2021 Beaulieu Vineyard Maestro Rutherford Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

$35.00
Bottle
Price $35.00
$420.00
Case (12)
Price $420.00

Tasting Notes

A refreshing and aromatic expression of a warm weather wine, this Sauvignon Blanc invites you in with tropical aromas of kiwi, guava and lychee. On the palate it has a slight herbaceous edge and a lovely lemon grass flavor that’s rounded out with a touch of warm spice from the French Oak. Fresh and lively, drink this wine on your first summer evening of the season.

Technical Information

Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2023
Appellation Rutherford
Blend Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol % 14.1%

Winemaking

After hand-harvesting and gently pressing the clusters, the juice was fermented with specifically selected yeast to enhance the wine’s intense fruit expression. Malolactic fermentation was blocked to preserve the pure fruit character. A majority of the wine was fermented in stainless-steel while a small portion was fermented and aged in new French oak. The oak aided in increased flavor complexity and richness of texture due to bâtonnage (stirring) and sur lie (on the yeast) aging.

Vintage

The 2021 season was joyous and welcomed after the challenges of previous vintages, producing exceptionally high-quality fruit, some of the best in recent years. Rain early in the year led to almost no notable precipitation for the rest of the season, providing an ideal environment for grapes to flower, bloom, and set in early spring, with budbreak early in April, followed by flowering and bloom in May. The summer saw early and even ripening throughout the valley, with veraison appearing in early July. Low yields (in part due to drought conditions), created fruit that is intensely flavored and smaller in berry size. One of the earliest starts, harvest began with white wine grapes coming in towards late July, while red wine grapes arrived about a month later, at the end of August. With optimal ripening and taste, our winemakers took their time bringing grapes in, crafting wines of fantastic character, with amazing color extraction, aromatic intensity, tremendous balance, and structure, that are equally lush and fruity. A tremendous year to taste the nuances and terroir distinction from around the valley.

Vineyard

This Sauvignon Blanc shows a true sense of place, coming from outstanding sites in the Rutherford American Viticultural Area (AVA), with the majority from our own estate vineyards on the Eastern Rutherford bench. Rutherford, which is located in the heart of Napa Valley, has the perfect climate and soils that are ideal for Sauvignon Blanc. Each block was picked at its peak maturity and fermented separately to increase the complexity of the wine. Sauvignon Blanc grown in Rutherford creates a wine that is rich and round with tropical fruit undertones.