Grieve Family Winery

2019 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 51
Vintage

2019

Grieve Family Winery

Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Your wine is 100% estate Sauvignon Blanc, specially made for Premiere Napa Valley by winemaker Philippe Melka
  • Napa Valley’s coolest remote hillside growing region is ideal for refined Sauvignon Blanc
  • Organic vine-by-vine farming and gentle whole-cluster press maximize our estate’s distinct, focused fruit
  • This wine was crafted using a unique mixed vessel ferment; aging in French oak, a concrete egg and steel tank amplifies complexity

Wine Facts

  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")

Philippe Melka

Winemaker, Grieve Family Winery

Winemaker, Philippe Melka

Bordeaux native Philippe Melka is a self-described soil nerd, who has always been intrigued by the intricacies of the land. He originally pursued a degree in Geology at the University of Bordeaux, however a winemaking class during his ?nal year proved pivotal. It set him on a new course that would see him become one of the world’s most coveted winemakers, honing his artistry at prestigious estates including Château Haut Brion, Petrus, Dominus, Silver Oak and his own Melka Wines.

Winery owners David and Kathleen Grieve had long admired Philippe’s wines and his site-driven approach to winemaking. When it came time to hire a winemaker, they reached out to Philippe through mutual friend Tuck Beckstoffer. For his part, Philippe was excited by the vineyard’s terroir and the opportunity to work with Lovall Valley fruit. In 2018, he took over as head winemaker for Grieve Family Winery, where he marries old world traditions with new world advancements to produce the winery’s limited production portfolio of profoundly expressive Grieve Family Estate and Double Eagle wines.

Country born: France

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

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