A highlight of the walk-around tasting at Inspire Napa Valley’s Winter Wine & Food Fête 2023, this is one of the best California Whites to take the stage in the new year. This is the debut vintage from the home base of Impensata’s Howell Mountain estate vineyard. Tucked into the property that is mostly comprised of red Bordeaux fruit, 1.25 acres is designated to Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Musqué and Sauvignon Gris. Lucky for us, we not only were able to try this wine ahead of release date but we’re also able to share a few cases with you. It is a stunning White – complex, layered with citrus notes, tropical fruit, mineral touches, it has a texture that lingers on the palate for what seems like minutes and a long, gratifying finish. It’s brilliant and I can’t wait to taste this wine in 6-8 years.