Hill Family Estate

2022 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley, CA

12 in stock


12 in stock

APPEARANCE pale straw
AROMAS & FLAVORS white peach, granny smith apple peel, honeydew, lemon drop, vanilla, honeycomb, crushed rock, lemongrass
PALATE puckery acidity, long finish, medium-minus body

100% Sauvignon Blanc

PRODUCTION 1000 cases
AGING POTENTIAL Enjoy now through 2025
VINEYARD Stewart Ranch, Friedman, Watson and Windy Flats

Elevation: Stewart Ranch is slightly below the valley floor, Friedman is on the valley floor,
Windy Flats is on hillside slopes, and Watson is on a steep hillside


2022 was another drought year and the season started early. There were a few serious frosty nights, and some damage did occur, but we largely escaped the wipeouts experienced in some areas. A cooler summer progressed, and then the first hot spell occurred August 13 through August 23 and the pace began to pick up. By August 11, Windy Flats was hitting 23 Brix, so harvest was scheduled for August 15 and 16. The fruit at Stewart Ranch came in on August 18, and Watson took until September 10 to reach 23 Brix as the heat seemed to be repressing flavors and ripening kinetics. The Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc from Hill Family expresses freshness and bright fruit, with no perceptible oak character.

Cooperage: 60% Stainless Steel Fermented (30% stainless steel barrels and 30% tank), with
the remainder barrel fermented in neutral French oak and Acacia barrels


Winemaker: Alison Doran

woman standing on a barrel smiling

Alison Doran has been a trailblazer in the wine industry for nearly 50 years, and was trained by the legendary Andre Tchelistcheff after completing her degree in winemaking at UC Davis.

Alison has been making wine at Hill Family Estate since 2001.

About the Winery
Hill Family Estate
The Hill Family is a fourth generation California farm family. They understand from experience how great wine begins in the vineyard. The Hill Family owns 120 acres of vineyards with a focus on Atlas Peak, Carneros and Oak Knoll. They are 100% family-farmed, family-owned and family-operated – growing fruit for Napa wineries as well as their own wines.
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