We are delighted to welcome the newest member of Cru's portfolio with the inaugural release of the Cru Sauvignon Blanc. As with the Cru Cabernet, Keith Emerson begins crafting Cru Sauvignon Blanc in the vineyards. Working throughout the growing season with a final blend in mind that is structured in the Bordeaux Blanc style yet expressing the vitality of Napa Valley sauvignon blancs. 2009 Vineyard 29 Cru Sauvignon Blanc is rich enough to complement the most elegant dinner party yet clean and lively enough to enjoy every day.
On the nose, bright Meyer lemon and tangerine rind play off delicate aromas of white nectarine and flinty wet stone minerality. The palate showcases a crème brulee-like texture accented by subtle notes of allspice and finishes with the lingering essence of toffee. Weighty in texture, this wine still maintains a bright freshness and balanced acidity.