2020 - Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc

On land first planted to vines in the 1870s, our Miller Ranch Vineyard is south of Yountville nestled between the Napa River and Hopper Creek. Here the soils are silty, cool, and deep, perfect for aromatic white wines. Open to the south, the vineyard enjoys the benefit of breezes and fog off the bay which contributes to the wine’s green citrus, melon notes, and bright minerality.

Pair with this holiday Brussels Sprouts recipe.

Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting Notes Energetic and inviting, with aromas of lime zest, pineapple, and passionfruit. Vibrant citrus and tropical flavors of tangelo, mango, lemon, and lime sorbet intertwine with accents of white florals and a mineral core. Medium-bodied with a textured mouthfeel, and a crisp, refreshing finish. Reviews 93 points Tasting Panel, Meridith May, January/February 2022 issue
90 points, Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, 12/1/2021
90 points JamesSuckling.com, James Suckling, 11/10/21 Vintage Notes The 2020 season was an unusual one, much like the year itself. The winter was warm and dry with rain and cold weather appearing at the end of March. The mild spring season provided an early start challenged by COVID protocols but progressed successfully. Summer brought very cool mornings and warm days. This build-up to harvest was interrupted by wildfires in late August and late September. The white and rosé wine harvest started in mid to late August avoiding the full impact of the fires, resulting in excellent quality wines.
  • Varietal 93% Sauvignon Blanc
    7% Sémillon
  • Appellation Yountville
  • Vineyard 100% Miller Ranch
  • Harvest Info August 22 – September 3, 2020
    20.9° Brix
  • Fermentation & Maturation Profile The wine was 100% tank fermented
    No malolactic fermentation
  • Analysis 13.2% Alcohol
    5.65 g/L TA
    3.33 pH
    0.036% Rs