Our Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in 100% stainless steel drums with native yeast at a controlled 60° F. The wine was then sulfured when primary fermentation was complete to prevent Malolactic fermentation. The wine was then aged on the lees and stirred twice a week before being bottled in canned in August 2022.
The 2021 season started with very little rain in the Napa Valley, resulting in smaller berry sizes and yields per vine. At Somerston Estate, we dropped fruit during the growing season to allow the vines to put their energy into producing a limited amount of quality fruit. One of our smallest producing vintages, the 2021 wines are full of flavor, and the reds offer incredible intensity.
The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is a beautifully balanced wine that displays hints of crisp grapefruit with a splash of white peach and layers of lemon and vanilla. Because this wine has the perfect amount of acidity, it pairs nicely with a rich cream sauce over spinach ricotta ravioli or seared salmon with a caper sauce.
The historic Priest Ranch is now part of the Somerston Estate, a significant property totaling 1,682 acres with 244 acres planted to hillside vineyards. The wines of Priest Ranch are blends from multiple blocks that showcase the diversity and complexity of the combined property. The 2022 vintage of our Priest Ranch Sauvignon Block has fruit from blocks 71, 72, 81, and 124.
Food Pairing Notes
If you're looking to enjoy a glass of Sauvignon Blanc with appetizers, this wine pairs wells with creamy cheeses such as Humbolt Fog or Brie. It also pairs well with foods such as oysters, artichoke crab paella, pesto pasta ravioli, or even green vegetables.