The aromatics of the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc offer exotic tropical fruit aromas of pineapple and papaya. It opens with flavors of citrus, guava, and melon that meet a rich yet vibrant mouthfeel. The crisp and clean finish makes this wine thoroughly enjoyable on its own and also pairs beautifully with seafood, sushi and light salads.
100% Sauvignon Blanc. After a worldwide search for ideal vineyard properties on which to grow classic French varietals, John Goelet and French winemaker Bernard Portet founded Clos Du Val (French for "enclosure in the valley") in 1972 in the Stags Leap District. It was a small vineyard estate of only 150 acres, so in 1973 they acquired an additional 180 acres in the Carneros district. Portet's French-inspired approach to winemaking, combined with the extraordinary character of the Napa Valley fruit, established Clos Du Val's tradition of classic estate-style wines of balance, complexity, and elegance.