Last year, lightning struck twice for Gamble Family. Hot off the heels of their 94-point Cabernet Sauvignon that was featured on our very own "Top Cabernet" list, their 2018 Sauvignon Blanc earned 93 points, and that wine tied for the 2nd highest scoring California Sauvignon Blanc reviewed by Wine Spectator in the last two years!
Now, the 2019 has just been released, and this vintage has received the same enviable score!
Some people think that Sauvignon Blanc is just a warm-weather wine, but those of us in the industry (buyers, sommeliers, critics, etc.) will tell you that this wine is fantastic all year long, as it pairs beautifully with a wide variety of foods, and offers a refreshing citrus quality that sometimes Chardonnay just can't do. Last year's Sauvignon Blanc was one of our favorites, and Gamble Family has outdone themselves with the newly-released 2019 vintage.
This wine comes exclusively from the Gamble Family's vineyard in Yountville, and was aged in a combination of new oak, used oak, and stainless steel. The twelve-acre Gamble Vineyard sits at the northerly edge of the Yountville Appellation in the geographic center of Napa Valley. This superb site, framed by rugged mountains to the east and west and bound by two rivers, is warm enough to develop Sauvignon Blanc's tropical fruit flavors, yet cool enough to retain its natural fruit balance and crispness. The fruit is hand-harvested cold, in the early hours of the day, and taken directly to the press to preserve fruit and flavor integrity. The Gamble Family's winery and vineyards are certified Napa Green and certified by Fish Friendly Farming.
WINE SPECTATOR 93 POINTS - "Mouthwatering, fragrant, intense and stylish, this white bursts with Key lime, passion fruit and mango flavors. Lemon blossom, honeysuckle and ruby grapefruit notes linger on the long finish, with an intense thread of acidity that keeps all the flavors fresh and focused. Drink now."