(From 2002 Vintage) Think bright citrus and tropical fruit. Crisp, mouthwatering acidity. Lively flavors. Long, happy finish. The Vineyard: We organically farm 70 acres of vineyards in Rutherford, in the heart of Napa Valley. To further enhance quality, we thin the crop, position the shoots and pull the leaves around each individual cluster. When the fruit reaches the perfect balance of ripeness, mature flavor and acidity, it is hand-picked. The acidity in Sauvignon Blanc makes it one of the world’s best food wine...
Appellation AmericaJoining the ranks of families moving to Napa to capture the bucolic lifestyle, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in the heart of the Napa Valley in 1964. At this time the Chappellets, Mondavis, Davies’ and other icons were setting up shop as well. It wasn’t until 1981, though, after Louis passed away, that a Honig-labeled wine came to fruition. Up until that point neighboring wineries were purchasing the estate’s sustainably farmed Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Michael, Louis’ grandson, and Elaine Honig took the reigns of this family winery in the early 80s. Today, read more...along with family members Regina Weinstein and Steven Honig the legacy continues. Both wines are good values, and are as pleasurable to encounter as the family members. Elaine is a wonderful ambassador, touring the country to both promote the wines and to host numerous charitable events. Her “Wine, Women, and Shoes” events have raised over a million dollars for women’s charities. Pale straw and moderately viscous, this Sauvignon Blanc is clean with aromas of hay, lemon, dill, and tarragon. Medium bodied, clean, and fresh, the wine has zesty lemon/lime guava fruit and a long refreshing green tea/meyer lemon finish. (hide)
Wine & SpiritsRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 08/07.