Sauvignon Blanc Sunninghill – 2022



Since 1955, the Snowdens have farmed their vineyard high above the Napa Valley. In addition to the stunning views of St. Helena, Rutherford and the San Francisco Bay, the estate offers four separate sites producing remarkably complex and individualistic wines. Winemaking duties are in the capable hands of Diana Snowden Seysses. The winery produces Bordeaux blends from their estate vineyards and a small amount of Sauvignon Blanc from a small parcel they call the Lost Vineyard.


91 Points

Matured in a mix of stainless steel and older oak, the 2022 Sauvignon Blanc Sunninghill offers up scents of white peach, crushed stone, tangerine and grapefruit. Medium-bodied, it’s silky-smooth in texture, elegant and harmonious, with ample length. 2023 – 2026

© Wine Advocate, December, 2023
17 Points

Comes from a 1.1-acre block of vines planted at 800 feet of elevation on volcanic soils. Fermented with native yeasts in steel and then aged in a combination of neutral oak and steel. Closed with a screwcap.
Smells of vanilla, white flowers and lemon pith. Flavours of vanilla and pastry cream mix with lemon and grapefruit notes. Very much in the style of white bordeaux and very competently done. Good acidity and length. (, March, 2024