Honig Vineyard & Winery is a small, family owned and operated winery located in Rutherford, the heart of the Napa Valley. They’ve been making wine since 1980 and focus exclusively on hand-crafted Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Honig is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the Napa Valley, through quality wines, sustainable farming practices and community involvement.
WA90 Blended of 88% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sémillon and 2% Muscat, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve slowly grows in intensity, unfurling to give pronounced green apples, white peach and lemon curd scents with hints of paraffin wax, orange blossoms and crushed rocks. The palate is medium-bodied with a lovely satiny texture and bold freshness supporting the intense stone fruit and citrus layers, finishing long and minerally.
Estate Notes: Jasmine, peach and white nectarine are complemented by notes of key lime, ruby grapefruit and Meyer lemon. A remarkable equilibrium between oak and fruit lends itself to a creamy, rich midpalate that finishes with the essence of lemon curd and a hint of toasted marshmallow. This lovey example of an ageable Sauvignon Blanc can be enjoyed now through 2023 and beyond.
60% aged for 8 months in oak puncheons
40% aged for 8 months in new French oak barrels and puncheons