The 2019 growing season began with heavy rains in March and April, which helped build healthy cover crops and supplied the soil with ample nutrients for the year. In April, milder rains may have knocked down the crop size due to some shatter, but overall, the vines and crop yields were very balanced. The summer months were warm with mild temperatures and veraison was even and consistent throughout the valley. Harvest timing was later than 2018 by about a week. As a whole, it was an excellent vintage, rivaling some of Napa Valley’s best! The wines will be vibrant, nuanced and full of fresh acidity balanced by soft tannins and will speak to the elegant style of wines we love to produce here at Sinegal Estate.
93 Points Jeb Dunnuck – “Incorporating 3% Semillon, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is a rockingly good white offering textbook notes of lemon zest, white grapefruit, melon, and honeysuckle. With a Bordeaux Blanc-like character, it’s medium-bodied, has good concentration, high yet integrated acidity, and a clean finish. It’s beautifully done and should evolve for 3-4 years or more, although there’s no need to delay gratification.”