Green & Red Vineyard 2021 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Catacula Vineyard, Napa Valley
Item Number: 17834
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Appellation/AVA: Chiles Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Catacula Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 13.9
Total Acidity: 7.49 g/L
Soil Type: Red Chert veined with green Serpentine intermixed with Sobrante Loam
Elevation: 1,200 to 1,400 feet
Case Production: 251
Tasting Notes: Vinified from a Musqué clone of Sauvignon Blanc, it's made in a style that maintains its acidity and freshness, displaying citrus, lychee, and flint, with a welcome touch of macadamia showcasing its time spent on the lees.
Winemaking Notes: The Sauvignon Blanc was 100% whole cluster pressed. The juice fermented in a combination of approximately half stainless steel and half neutral oak barrels, using just 1 new Tonnellerie Ermitage French oak barrel. It is made in a style that maintains its acidity and freshness.
Vineyard Notes: Catacula Vineyard is named for the historic Rancho Catacula that was originally planted in the late 1800s. It is an east-facing hillside with terraces at 1,200 to 1,400 feet in elevation. The vineyard is surrounded by Madrone groves and blanketed by the morning fog. Catacula Vineyard is 1.71 acres and a total of 1,651 vines.
About the Label: Green & Red labels depict “The Dionysus Cup,” an ancient Grecian cup crafted by Exekias in 530 BC, which depicts Homer’s “Hymn to Dionysus.” Homer tells the story of pirates, cruising along the Aegean, who spot a strapping man and decide to take him hostage. The Helmsman warns them off, but the captain heads out to sea with their captive: Dionysus, the god of wine. Soon "wine sprang forth, babbling, bubbling over the speedy black ship: it was sweet, it was fragrant, the odor was divine.” The sea turned wine red and vines grew up the mast. Dionysius turns into a lion and attacks the captain; the other pirates dive over the edge, where they are turned into dolphins.