Kenzo Estate

Asatsuyu Estate Bottled Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

9.2277 ratings
9.136 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
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ADAM STROMFELD

Oxidized? Funky - Corovin Fail!!!

Oxidized? Funky - Corovin Fail!!!

May 15th, 2018
Christine Havens

A fascinating and little-known brand owned by Kenzo Tsujimoto, who purchased 3,800 acres along the slopes of Mt. George in the late 1980s. Kenzo Estate wines are the result of a collaboration between winemaker Heidi Barrett of Screaming Eagle and legendary viticulturalist David Abreu, the wines are almost exclusively exported to Japan, and they sport an impressive price tag. This half bottle of 2013 Asatsuyu Sauvignon Blanc sells for a mere $95.00, if you can find it. Nuanced aromas of guava, underripe pineapple and peach pit give way to an attack that is surprisingly round and full. For me, the most intriguing aspect of this wine is how much it narrows it's focus at the finish, one that is interlaced with classic Sauvignon Blanc herbaceousness and chalky minerality.

A fascinating and little-known brand owned by Kenzo Tsujimoto, who purchased 3,800 acres along the slopes of Mt. George in the late 1980s. Kenzo Estate wines are the result of a collaboration between winemaker Heidi Barrett of Screaming Eagle and legendary viticulturalist David Abreu, the wines are almost exclusively exported to Japan, and they sport an impressive price tag. This half bottle of 2013 Asatsuyu Sauvignon Blanc sells for a mere $95.00, if you can find it. Nuanced aromas of guava, underripe pineapple and peach pit give way to an attack that is surprisingly round and full. For me, the most intriguing aspect of this wine is how much it narrows it's focus at the finish, one that is interlaced with classic Sauvignon Blanc herbaceousness and chalky minerality.

2 people found it helpfulMay 2nd, 2015
David L

14' Kenzo Asatsuyu Sauvignon Blanc. Heidi Barrett's only Sauvignon Blanc. Light golden yellow in color. A 10 second swirled of the glass, you can smell...citrus,floral, minerals...6 inches from the glass. On the front & middle palate, I get kiwi, honeydew. Middle & back of the palate have an abundance of floral notes, with light and crisp acidity.# Can't miss

14' Kenzo Asatsuyu Sauvignon Blanc. Heidi Barrett's only Sauvignon Blanc. Light golden yellow in color. A 10 second swirled of the glass, you can smell...citrus,floral, minerals...6 inches from the glass. On the front & middle palate, I get kiwi, honeydew. Middle & back of the palate have an abundance of floral notes, with light and crisp acidity.# Can't miss

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2015
Clayton Bahr

Kenzo!!!

Kenzo!!!

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2014
Mike Steffel

High acid

High acid

May 24th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

A very refreshing and rich SB. The nose is quite complex and layers on the palate (citruses, acidity).

A very refreshing and rich SB. The nose is quite complex and layers on the palate (citruses, acidity).

Mar 1st, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

A bouquet of aromas such as pear, white flower, grapefruit, pineapple and on and on. Delicately balanced. Can I say this is a ridiculous Sav Blanc?

A bouquet of aromas such as pear, white flower, grapefruit, pineapple and on and on. Delicately balanced. Can I say this is a ridiculous Sav Blanc?

Feb 8th, 2017
Paul Mabray

Founder VinTank

9.1

A beautiful SB. Pricey but beautiful.

A beautiful SB. Pricey but beautiful.

Apr 28th, 2016
Andre Lopez

Don't know if I'd spend $80 on this myself, but I do appreciate when someone else does. Sophisticated.

Don't know if I'd spend $80 on this myself, but I do appreciate when someone else does. Sophisticated.

Dec 28th, 2015
Rebecca Fletcher

Citrus, jasmine, white pepper, lemon candy, minerality, and dried herbs. A lot going on! Very refreshing, food friendly and also great on its own. Well worth the price!

Citrus, jasmine, white pepper, lemon candy, minerality, and dried herbs. A lot going on! Very refreshing, food friendly and also great on its own. Well worth the price!

Sep 17th, 2015