Priest Ranch wines began in 2007 with our first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. Our Winemaker and Co-founder, Craig Becker, hasn’t looked back since. Honoring our Napa Valley heritage by cultivating wines with distinctive profiles, Priest Ranch is committed to a forward-thinking mindset and a unswerving commitment to quality at the highest level.We have explored the diversity of the property by blending multiple blocks into every wine produced. These multi-block wines showcase the impressive quality and represent the property at the highest level. Each vineyard is uniquely tended based on the grape varietal.Our wines are recognized for their adventurous and unique character, crafted both in the vineyard and the winery to reflect the richness and diversity of their source. Being in control of our vineyards, we can adapt the viticulture practice to each block.
Our Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in 100% stainless steel drums with native yeast at a controlled 60° F. When primary fermentation was complete, the wine was then sulfured to prevent Malolactic fermentation. The wine was then aged on the lees and stirred twice a week before being bottled in December of 2018.
Bright and fresh, this Sauvignon Blanc smells of an orchard, with apple blossom, crunchy pear fruit, and hints of green leaves. This wine displays pure, crisp and tropical notes that is inviting on the nose and palate. Though clean and straightforward, the palate evolves steadily, with tart fruit, then a bite of bitter pith, followed by a long, savory finish. It shows softly crafted layers of lemon and vanilla that provides a lively mouthfeel on the finish.