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2023 Priest Ranch Block 71 Sauvignon Blanc

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SKU: PR23SB75B71

Our Sauvignon Blanc was fermented for seven months in 25% new French oak, 50% neutral French oak, and 25% stainless steel. When primary fermentation was complete, the wine was then sulfured to prevent Malolactic fermentation. The wine was then aged on the lees and stirred twice a week before being bottled.


In 2023, Napa Valley experienced one of the longest growing seasons in a decade or more. With consistent, mild weather throughout the season, above-average crop yields, and extended hang time, 2023 is an exceptional, high-quality, memorable vintage.

Winter and spring rains led to full reservoirs and healthy, saturated soils, ideal conditions as grape growers headed into bud break. The mild, warm summer weather (72-75 degrees F) supported healthy canopy growth through bloom and set. Relatively cool weather throughout the growing season, with abundant sunshine, allowed grape skins to ripen slowly and fully develop.

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2023 Sauvignon Blanc opens with bright and refreshing notes of white peach, honeydew, fresh-cut pineapple, and a touch of lime zest. Subtle notes of brioche help enhance the fresher fruit while supporting the mineral crispness. A zippy quality races through the palate, creating layers of complex notes like grapefruit pith, mango, and passionfruit.
Vineyard Notes
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 comes exclusively from Block 71.
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.
253 cases
Wine Specs
Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Somerston Estate
Harvest Date
September 11th, 2024
5.9 g/L
Bottling Date
March 4th, 2024
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