Tropical fruits are layered with fresh citrus in this sauvignon blanc-dominated blend with semillon. These two grape varieties make quite the pair, with sauvignon blanc providing aromatics and fresh acidity, and semillon pulling up the rear with a rich, round texture. These two play together well in many regions around the world such as Bordeaux and Margaret River in Australia.
Silverado Vineyards uses Clone 1, also known as the Wente clone, which is sauvignon blanc from famed Sauternes producer, Chateau d' Yquem, which was first brought to Livermore in the 1880s before making its way to Napa Valley.
Catherine Bugue is the Star’s tasting panel writer. Her weekly pursuit of a good glass of wine provides a nice supply of choices for the Wine of the Week column. If you’d like to submit a Napa Valley wine for this column, please send it to the Napa Valley Wine Academy, 2501 Oak St., Napa, CA 94559. There’s no guarantee your wine will be chosen to be featured, but all wines will be evaluated and considered.