Animo Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (750ml)

From the winery: 

The genesis of great wines is great vineyards. Our Oso Vineyard, located between Sugarloaf Mountain and Howell Mountain in the great Napa Valley, is truly special labor of love. In 2004, our family planted this spot with cuttings from one of the best-known rootstocks of Sauvignon Blanc with origins tracing to the esteemed Château d'Yquem and which first made their way to California via Charles Wetmore, renowned wine pioneer of the 1880s. Ten years after planting and using the same trellising methods from the 19th century, we made our first vintage of Sauvignon Blanc. Since then, our Heritage Block has delivered beautiful Sauvignon Blanc, vintage after vintage.

Aromas of freshly cut nectarine, Kaffir lime leaves, and lemongrass. The palate offers firm stone fruits of white peach and apricot, with cut green mango. Subtle yet prevalent elements of French oak add a viscosity with hints of hazelnut, balancing the fresh and razor-edge acidity.

Wine Advocate - 90 points

The 2017 Animo Heritage Sauvignon Blanc gives lovely lime leaves, lemon juice, fresh grapefruit and ripe pear notes with hints of chopped herbs and elderflower. Medium-bodied, crisp, refreshing and wonderfully minerally in the mouth, it finishes long and zesty.

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