2021 Quail Hollow California Sauvignon Blanc
This refreshing wine offers a cornucopia of flavors that complement lighter fare. Aromas and flavors include Green Apple, Grapefruit, Lime, Fig, Melon, Bell Pepper and a Hint of Grass/Hay.
Country: United States
Brand: Quail Hollow
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
About This Wine:
That’s the name selected by Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi for the Sauvignon Blanc wines he made and aged in oak barrels. But while other vintners adopted the “Fumé” moniker, it ultimately did not stand the test of time because the barrel aging part was a suggestion, not a requirement.
Which brings us back to Sauvignon Blanc, California’s fourth-leading white variety. Growers planted California’s first Sauvignon Blanc vines in the Livermore Valley back in the 19th century, and during the 2021 harvest season, a record 131,972 pounds of Sauvignon Blanc grapes were crushed in California.
By tapping quality-focused growers around the state, the winemaker for Quail Hollow had an opportunity to assemble a truly remarkable Sauvignon Blanc cuvee. The finished wine is refreshing and complex, ideal for accompanying the lighter fare we gravitate toward during the warmer-weather months.