Frog's Leap Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019


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ABOUT THE WINE: "With the growing demand over the few years for Sauvignon Blanc, producers worldwide—from Sancerre to New Zealand to the Napa Valley—have had to decide whether to increase production through yield or the purchase of outside grapes or stick to the values, growing and winemaking techniques that have made this wine so popular in the first place. At Frog’s Leap it has never been a question. From the decision to cane prune, to not irrigate, to limit our yields and exercise tremendous care in our winemaking we honor this variety and give it all the respect it deserves. The 2019 Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc is a very pretty wine. From its delicate, bright stone fruit and flint aromas to its crisp mineral flavors, it delights all the senses. Pan sear some Dover sole tonight with a little butter and lemon, pour yourself a glass…I promise your cares will float away." J.W.

A BRIEF HISTORY: “The 1981 Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc is what we feel a Sauvignon Blanc should be. It is a dry wine of substantial scale the carries itself well, as it retains a delicacy to complement food, not overwhelm.” These are the words that we chose to introduce our Sauvignon Blanc—and in fact, our winery—to the world. In the nearly 40 years that have passed since our debut vintage, we’ve stayed true to the ideals we laid out at the very beginning. Today the wine is still made from 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc grapes, farmed in such a way as to keep the alcohol low, the acidity high, and the flavors crisp, refreshing and complex.
The changes that we’ve made along the way have served to enhance the wine and reinforce our ideals: stainless steel fermentation to preserve freshness; organicallycertified and dry-farmed vineyards to deepen our connection with the soil; increasing amounts of estate-grown fruit, to allow us to fine-tune the vines to our liking; brief skin contact and aging on the lees to give depth and complexity. All of this has brought us forward in a noble pursuit: to make a Sauvignon Blanc that is so indicative of the place in which it is grown, that it could come from nowhere else."

100% Sauvignon Blanc
13.4% alcohol