Brown Estate Betelgeuse Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California, 2018
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Brown Estate Betelgeuse Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California, 2018

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Overview of the Wine
In 1980, the family acquired land in the hills east of Rutherford in the Napa Valley. They were farmers first, and farmers they remain. In 1995 they decided on the strength of the fruit to make wine under their own label. The following year the family produced the first vintage of zinfandel, and along the way we have added cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, petite sirah, and the occasional dessert wine.

In 2010 the Brown family celebrated thirty years in the Napa Valley and Brown Estate's fifteenth crush. Over the years the farming philosophy has not changed: Our fifty acres of vineyards are planted amidst 450 acres of roughneck wilderness that they strive to tend rather than tame – from the occasional inconvenient honeybee hive in the winery to the prickly star thistles in the vineyards that are a part of their ecosystem.

Grape / Blend
Sauvignon Blanc

Origin
Napa Valley, California

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
This wine is our endless summer in a bottle—straw gold and flaxen with refreshing clarity. Tropical fruit notes delight the nose, commingled with subtle citrus, fever grass, and lemon verbena. Night blooming jasmine and honeysuckle are shadowed by stone fruit, lychee, and frankincense. Palate delights with a cascade of vibrant pineapple and luxurious guava, finishing with delicate rosewater and effervescent bergamot. Enjoy ice cold now through 2022.


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