Eisele Vineyard has long been considered a benchmark for exceptional Sauvignon Blanc coming from California, from when the Araujos owned this Calistoga Palisades property to today, with Chatour Latour's François Pinault as the proprietor. All estate grown and produced, this 2018 offers an enticing nose of citrus and tropical fruit before leading onto the palate with stone fruit and white grapefruit. Alluring and multi-layered, the finish lingers with texture and vibrancy. Thanks to the Sauvignon Blanc Musqué clone, the wine offers a rounded palate that makes for an incredible Sauvignon Blanc to enjoy now and even for the next 4-5 years.
First planted to vines in the 1880s, Eisele Vineyard sits in the northeast Napa Valley, just east of Calistoga at the base of the Palisades Mountain range. Farmed organically since 1998 and biodynamically since 2000, the site has been principally dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon for the last fifty years. Beginning with the inaugural release bearing the Eisele name in 1971, this iconic vineyard has received consistent recognition for possessing one of the great terroirs of Napa Valley. The wines invariably express the exceptional depth, elegance and longevity which are hallmarks of the Eisele Vineyard. Protected by the Palisades Mountains to the north and cooled by westerly breezes from the Chalk Hill Gap, this 38-acre vineyard is planted on well-drained cobbly soils that produce a low yielding crop of exceptionally concentrated fruit.