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Michael Mondavi Family Estate

2019 Animo Heritage Sauvignon Blanc

  • Harvest DateAugust 23rd, 2019Blend:  100% Genesis Clone SB, To KalonOak: 23% new oak, 25% once-filled, 63% neutral Primary Fermentation: 470 gallons in stainless steel tanks at 56°F for 21 days. Lees suspension dailyAging:100% barrel aged on yeast with battonage once a monthBottling Date:  August 2020

5 Cases of the 2019 Animo Heritage Sauvignon Blanc


Wine Description: Aromas of freshly cut nectarine, Kaffir lime leaves, and lemongrass. The palate offers firm stone fruits of white peach and apricot, with cut green mango. Subtle yet prevalent elements of French oak add a viscosity with hints of hazelnut, balancing the fresh and razor-edge acidity.


Vineyard Description: Drawing its name from the Spanish word for bear, Oso Vineyard is named for the California Black Bear that frequents the vineyard and feasts on the ripening grapes. The 95-acre Oso Vineyard, located between Howell Mountain and Sugarloaf on the east side of Napa Valley was purchased by the Michael Mondavi family in 2006. At the top of the hill, the fruit is exposed to gusty mountain winds that blow through the vineyard rows allowing our fruit to maintain its vibrant acidity