Rudd Crossroads Sauvignon Blanc 2021
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Crafted with insight and care on Mt. Veeder at our Estate in the 2021 vintage, Rudd Crossroads Sauvignon Blanc is a generous reflection of the conditions of the season. Winemaker Natalie Bath worked diligently to select six perfect picks of 100% organically grown grapes over a fourteen day harvest. After an early budbreak of the harvest, the combination of mild spring temperatures, increased summer heat, and Mother Nature’s grace resulted in meager yields of small but powerful berries that provided the essential elements of intensely focused wines.
On the nose, this Sauvignon Blanc pays tribute to the season with aromas of white flowers, green pear, and lightly toasted notes that fill the glass. As the wine evolves, the glass is graced further with freshly picked lime and lemongrass, opening up to bursts of crisp peach and juicy pineapple. The finishing acidity is thoughtful and precise, adding dimension to a grapefruit pith-like texture and a final salinity that begs for a seafood-centric meal with a North California sunset.
Although the 2021 vintage was small in quantity, the Crossroads Sauvignon Blanc rises to the special occasion with unmistakable quality. Natalie Bath carefully chose to combine both neutral oak and concrete aging for eight months to unlock a delicate and rounded drinkability. One glass of this gem and you’ll be sure that the 2021 vintage was one to be reckoned with.
What does Rudd Crossroads Sauvignon Blanc 2021 taste like?
minerals, honey, wax
green apple, pear, peach
savory, white pepper, jalapeno
citrus, lemon, lemon zest
cream, oil, lemon curd
grass, asparagus, gooseberry
tropical, pineapple, mango
Winemaker of Rudd Crossroads Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Natalie BathView all products
Mount Veeder’s viticultural roots stretch back to the mid-19th Century. Although many vineyards flourished on this mountainous terrain by the dawn of the 20th Century, Prohibition halted viticultural activities. It wasn't until the 1960s, amidst Napa Valley's wine revival, that Mount Veeder saw resurgence. This unique region earned its American Viticultural Area (AVA) designation in 1990, an accolade that... Read More