Rudd

Mt. Veeder Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Mt. Veeder Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Rudd Mt. Veeder Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - K. Laz Wine Collection
$88.00 each
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At 1600 feet in elevation, it is an anomaly to find Sauvignon Blanc grown on such exceptional Mt. Veeder soil. Yet when vintner Leslie Rudd was first figuring out what to plant on this newly acquired land, he reached out to Didier Dagueneau, long considered one of the best Sauvignon Blanc producers in the world to ask him to visit the property. Immediately upon his visit, Didier told Leslie that the soil reminded him of his own in France's Loire Valley and with careful farming, he could produce exceptional Sauvignon Blanc and that is exactly what Leslie did despite knowing that he would never get the value of his land from farming a White instead of a Napa Valley Red. The 2018 growing season on the Mt. Veeder Estate was a near perfect “bullseye” of moderate temperatures with no heat spikes. “Brilliant and clear in appearance, the 2018 Rudd Mt. Veeder Estate Sauvignon Blanc has both characteristic aromatics of boxwood and grapefruit, as well as an earthy, clay note.  On the palate, the notes of passion fruit, lemon pith, and white peach flesh take center stage. The evolution in the glass offers focused, elegant acidity and aromatics that are lively on the mouth with luminosity, clarity, and balance at the finish.” 



Technical Information
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • Sub-Region Napa Valley
  • Appellation Mt. Veeder