EISELE VINEYARD Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Carton x 3 Bottles - PRE-RELEASE
White Still Wine | America | California | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Crisp and Dry White
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
‘Eisele Vineyard. This is one of the greatest terroirs in all of Napa Valley, if not all of California.’ Robert Parker
Eisele Vineyard is one of the greatest single vineyards in northern California. It comprises some 38 acres of warm, cobbly soils, located on an alluvial fan just east of Calistoga – protected by the Palisades Mountains to the north and cooled by westerly breezes from the Chalk Hill Gap. The reserves of groundwater lie at great depth and encourage the roots to delve deep into the subsoil for moisture. The well drained soils, warm days and cool nights result in low yields of thick skinned, small, intensely flavoured berries. The estate is certified as organic by the California Certified Farmers and biodynamic by Demeter.
The vineyard was first planted over 130 years ago and was most recently named after Milton and Barbara Eisele, who bought the property in 1969. Ridge Vineyards made a legendary Cabernet Sauvignon from this source in 1971 and Joseph Phelps made a succession of fine wines throughout the 70s and 80s. However, following Bart and Daphne Araujo’s acquisition of the property in 1990, they were responsible for producing some of the world’s greatest and most sought-after Cabernet Sauvignon based wines.
The latest chapter began in 2013, when Eisele Vineyard was purchased by Francois Pinault – the owner of Artemis (Chateau Latour, Domaine d’Eugenie and Chateau Grillet), which has already seen even greater investment and a determination to build further upon the marvellous legacy of this unique site.
We are delighted to offer their most recent release of their signature Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 vintage and the Altagracia Cab and Sauvignon Blanc 2019.
The offer closes at the end of August and the wines will be shipped in late 2021.
These wines really are in VERY limited quantities so purchase asap to avoid disappointment.
Sauvignon Blanc is the white wine from the Eisele Vineyard. The parcels are located on the Eastern side of the property, where the hills provide ideal protection from the afternoon sun, preserving the freshness and energy of this wine. The blending of two Sauvignon Blanc clones: Sauvignon Musque with its slightly exotic flavors, and Sauvignon Blanc with a lean, gravely structure, produces a wine of great pleasure that speaks of the long warm summers and the dry cobbly soils. Starting with the 2013 vintage, extended elevage on the lees has added tension and aromatic complexity to this unique wine.
THE WINE ADVOCATE 96 points
Drink Date: 2021 - 2032
Bottled in early August 2020, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc was fermented and aged in 25% Stainless Steel, 15% concrete eggs and the remainder in French oak barrels, 25% new. It leaps from the glass with wonderfully intense notes of white peaches, grapefruit, mandarin peel and honeysuckle with wafts of yuzu and paraffin wax. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is beautifully balanced with loads of mineral accents and a lovely satiny texture, finishing very long and savory.
- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 30th Nov 2020
Pricing - No further discounts apply. Prices include Freight, Jersey Import Duty & GST.
Delivery - Late 2021/Early 2022
Storage - Free storage until 30th April 2022 in our temperature-controlled storage facility.
Allocation Policy - Limited availability, orders will be confirmed as soon as possible.
Payment - Goods will be invoiced on receipt of order and payment is due as per your normal account terms.
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