The nose includes honeysuckle, orange blossom and apricot.
It positively tap dances across the palate with pure flavors of tangerine, pamplemousse and lemongrass. There are the hallmark Georgia expressions of minerality, white truffle and toased coconut filling out the remarkably long and energetic finish. This is another Georgia that flirts with perfection.
Lail Vineyards was the first winery in the New World to produce a Sauvignon Blanc in this complex and captivating style, beginning with the 2002 vintage. The proprietary name celebrates the first member of the sixth generation of our family’s winemaking in Napa Valley, Georgia Eileen. It has been called by a leading wine writer ‘...California’s most complex and multi-dimensional Sauvignon Blanc.’
Totem Vineyard, Yountville
Totem is part of the original Inglenook Vineyards and its soils carry the wisdom of six generations of family dedication. The property covers two and a half acres and is located at the north end of Yountville. The name “Totem” celebrates the occasion when Gustave Niebaum, founder of the family legacy, donated a totem he brought from the Yukon territory to the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. In 2006 & 2007, Merlot vines originally planted in 1988 were t-budded to Sauvignon Blanc. The Lail Vineyards’ signature mouth-watering Georgia Sauvignon Blanc originates from the fruit at this location.
Philippe Melka & Maayan Koschitzky, Winemakers
This exquisite, Graves-style (dry white Bordeaux) Sauvignon Blanc was fermented and aged in 70% new French oak barrels for twenty-one months.
Georgia Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is medium straw color.