2013 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
California: Napa Valley
What happens when a skilled French winemaker makes a Napa Valley wine? Find out by sampling today’s fresh, crisp and bright Toquade Wines 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley.
Winemaker Christine Barbe has been making Sauvignon Blanc from the same single vineyard source for the last 8 years. While her previous vintages were solid, they were also somewhat misunderstood. Today’s 2013 vintage is a much more accessible wine. While it retains the complexities of prior vintages, it loses that asparagus character that some found in the 2012. We really enjoyed the 2012, but that one feature may have caused some head-scratching by fans of California SB.
Today’s Toquade Wines 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley has plenty of fresh, juicy, zesty California character, while retaining some of the complexity and style that Christine Barbe has come to be known for.
Pure yellow topaz hues with glinting golden edges.
Pretty yellow flowers with citrus, fresh pineapple, green apple and hints of subtle dried herbs.
Crisp and bright with plenty of acid up front. Citrus and tropical notes are underpinned by a flinty minerality.
Citrus fruits give way to tropical notes of pineapple, lychee and guava. At the tail end, flint persists for a very long time.
We’ll be enjoying our bottles this spring and through the summer with seafood, grilled veggies and an assortment of fruits and hard cheeses.
What the Winery Says
- 210 cases
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Napa Valley
- Christine Barbe