Anthem 2019 'Riverbound Vineyard' Sauvignon Blanc, Yountville, Napa Valley, CA, USA - DECANTsf

Anthem 2019 'Riverbound Vineyard' Sauvignon Blanc, Yountville, Napa Valley, CA, USA

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Anthem 2019 'Riverbound Vineyard' Sauvignon Blanc, Yountville, Napa Valley, CA, USA

A new label with minute production, we were happy to discover Anthem Winery during a hefty round of blind tasting at DECANTsf. With a passion for wine and a desire to produce small quantities of handcrafted, ultra-premium wines from the most distinctive and promising vineyards in the Napa Valley, Proprietors Julie and Justin Arbuckle formed Anthem Winery in 2009. Anthem’s guiding principle is simple: only the highest quality, from vine to bottle.

Farming: Sustainable with organic methods

Winemaker: Jeff Ames

Varieties: 97.5% Sauvignon Blanc (Musque), 2.5% Semillon

Terroir: Valley floor vineyar, Pleasanton Loam. 

Vinification: 100% French, 50% new. Barrel fermentation, with full malolactic fermentation. 200 cases. 14.3% ABV. 

Aging: 10 months in barrel, 10 months in bottle before release, unfined, filtered

Tasting Notes: This Sauvignon Blanc opens with alluring notes of vanilla and honeysuckle on the nose, leading way to an opulent and creamy palate, with notes of melon, mineral, and lemon merengue, with a long and delicate finish.

Critical Acclaim: 92 PTS, Wine Advocate

 



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