2017 Young Inglewood VENN Skin Contact Sauvignon Blanc

$31

This fun ORANGE wine is made by mother & son winemakers Jacky and Scott Young.

It’s 100% Sauvignon Blanc fermented on the skins and has bright aromas of white flowers, pear, cardamom, nutmeg, tarragon and the smallest suggestion of caraway seed. The palate keeps you coming back with lychee, dried apricot, mandarin pith, vanilla and baking spice.

Sustainable farming practices, native yeast fermentation and only 68 cases produced.

Pair with a calm afternoon, some cheese & charcuterie and the “Goldy Hwy” radio station on Spotify.

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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc, a very recognizable white wine that is popularly dry, refreshingly zesty, and has strong, fruity and herbal characteristics. Ever hear of the term “pyrazines?” It’s a term noting the strong herbaceous flavors that are derived from compounds called Methoxypyrazines. These compounds are also found in bell peppers!

A flagship varietal to the Loire Valley in France (Sancerre) and New Zealand, the Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand tend to be more aromatic and have tropical fruit notes than those from the Bordeaux or Loire Valley regions in France. Usually fermented in stainless steel vats, Sauvignon Blanc gives a clean, crisp flavor with occasional mineral notes, but no characteristics from oak, like you would normally see in a grape varietal like Chardonnay. However, look out for Fumé Blanc, this style of wine is an oaked-version of Sauvignon Blanc.

Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon is “King.”  The valley itself in Northern California is not very big, but it is home to some of the most expensive and prestigious vineyards in California. Napa is separated from Sonoma and Central Coast by two sets mountain ranges: the Mayacamas Mountains to the west and the Vaca Mountains to the east. Being in a valley, this region can heat up pretty quickly. However, there are cooling influences like fog and ocean breezes from the San Pablo Bay that help to moderate the temperature within the valley. With more heat comes more concentrated, fuller-bodied wines, making this the perfect place for Cabernet Sauvignon. Other primary red grapes of focus are Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc. The principal white varieties to look for here are Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. You may also find Pinot Noir in the more southerly area of Los Carneros AVA where it can get cool enough to produce high-quality Pinot Noir. Featured AVA’s include Howell Mountain, Calistoga, St. Helena, Mount Veeder, Los Carneros, Stags Leap District, Oakville, and Rutherford. 

'Here's to you!'

Here’s to you!

VENN Wine Co. was established in 2013 by mother & son winemakers Jacky and Scott Young. The seed for our mission was drawn from a question: how do classic, old world techniques influence our modern notion of wine growing? That question simmered for many years as we quietly worked through our ideas, offering our wines only to favorite restaurants, wine bars and bottle shops. At last, a complete lineup is available to all for the first time in 2021.

“Our family has always shared a love of wine. Today, we produce a small portfolio of Napa grown, Bordeaux-inspired wines from our estate vineyard, Scott and Jacky working together on the winemaking, Mary and Jim in winery operations. We live and work onsite, hand-crafting our limited production wines for balance and elegance, and welcoming guests to the Napa gem that is Young Inglewood. We look forward to raising a glass with you soon.”

– Jacky, Jim, Mary, and Scott

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