V. Sattui produces up to four different and distinct Chardonnays each vintage as well as estate-grown Sauvignon Blanc, a dry Semillon, a Rhone-style blend of Marsanne & Viognier, and is one of the biggest producers of White Riesling in California.
This botrytised White Riesling, grown at our Henry Ranch vineyard in Carneros, was harvested a full two months after the regular harvest. The grapes were fully infected with the “noble rot” (botrytis cinerea), a fungus which naturally increases sugars. Depending on the conditions, botrytis can be either beneficial or devastating to grapes. (375ml half-bottle)
Bright and citrusy with herbaceous notes and a clean, crisp finish. Pairs perfectly with soft goat cheese, shellfish and light summer fare.
Riesling lovers will be very happy to know that we have just bottled the second vintage of our terrific 100% Napa Valley Riesling, grown entirely at our Henry Ranch and named “Secco” for its drier approach to the grape.
New Vintage! This nearly dry, spicy white wine, known for its exotic aromas and flavors reminiscent of cinnamon, apricot, lychee and perfumed rose petals, has concentrated fruit flavors of delicate ripe pear plus mild spice balanced by supple acidity.
Sourced from three Napa Valley vineyards, this beautifully structured Sauvignon Blanc has balanced acidity along with a subtle grassiness and fig-like quality. Pairs wonderfully with chicken Caesar salad.
Noted British wine writer Hugh Johnson proclaimed our previous vintage Dry Riesling to be our “best-made wine” and found this crisp and food-friendly Riesling “fresh, fruity, clean and very, very appealing.”
This blend of our two major Chardonnay sources—Carsi Vineyard in Yountville and Henry Ranch in Carneros—has resulted in a wine with very appealing citrus and cinnamon aromas that introduce its clean, bright flavors of green apple, vanilla and sweet oak. You can drink this wine now or lay it down for one or two more years.
Riesling is made throughout the world, with the best examples coming from Germany, France’s Alsace region, south Australia, the Marlborough region of New Zealand, Washington state and, of course, northern California. Although its style varies, the varietal is typically low in alcohol, high in natural acidity and has the aromas and flavors of citrus, apple, apricot, pineapple, peach and pear, with hints of earth and mineral.
Carneros has been called the Burgundy of California because the two Burgundian grape varieties—Chardonnay and Pinot Noir—achieve exquisite flavors in this region.
We don’t make much of this wine; some years we don’t make any. But those who have had this crisp, medium-sweet blend of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Marsanne, Roussanne and Semillon know that it’s one of our best values…and the perfect buffet and party wine.