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Kenzo Sauvignon Blanc Napa Asatsuyu 2020 375ML

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CWA98

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $50.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

98 Points | CWA
“One of the greatest domestic Sauvignon Blanc bottlings there is. The luxurious 2020 Asatsuyu is remarkably refreshing from the generous nose straight on through to the long finish. Lots of energetic ripe citrus, apples and tropical fruits on the palate. What really sets this apart is how elegant and balanced it is, in contrast to many modern overly-oaked new world Sauvignon Blancs. This is an absolute pleasure to taste now and will be just as mouth-watering through 2026.” - California Wine Advisors

Background
asatsuyu – Translated as “Morning Dew”. 

Asatsuyu is the only Sauvignon Blanc made by Heidi Barrett and the only white wine from Kenzo Estate. Its purity is the result of ideal ripeness and gentle winemaking. Crisp, rich and complex, true Sauvignon Blanc varietal character is on display in the Asatsuyu. Perfumes of citrus and peach segue to ripe flavors of honeydew, melon and guava. Thirst quenching acidity is framed by hints of minerality and soft undertones of sweet oak.
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

98 Points | CWA
“One of the greatest domestic Sauvignon Blanc bottlings there is. The luxurious 2020 Asatsuyu is remarkably refreshing from the generous nose straight on through to the long finish. Lots of energetic ripe citrus, apples and tropical fruits on the palate. What really sets this apart is how elegant and balanced it is, in contrast to many modern overly-oaked new world Sauvignon Blancs. This is an absolute pleasure to taste now and will be just as mouth-watering through 2026.” - California Wine Advisors

Background
asatsuyu – Translated as “Morning Dew”. 

Asatsuyu is the only Sauvignon Blanc made by Heidi Barrett and the only white wine from Kenzo Estate. Its purity is the result of ideal ripeness and gentle winemaking. Crisp, rich and complex, true Sauvignon Blanc varietal character is on display in the Asatsuyu. Perfumes of citrus and peach segue to ripe flavors of honeydew, melon and guava. Thirst quenching acidity is framed by hints of minerality and soft undertones of sweet oak.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Kenzo

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley