Kenzo Estate

Asatsuyu Estate Bottled Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

9.2280 ratings
9.138 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
David L

15' Kenzo Alsatsuyu SB. I've written about it several times. It's one the best!

15' Kenzo Alsatsuyu SB. I've written about it several times. It's one the best!

Mar 19th, 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
David L

15'Kenzo Asatsuyu SB. I told myself I was just going to have a glass of wine tonight. (CORAVIN was in play)It's too damn good! Gotta pop the bottle😉 ...it's all just soooo good!!!!

15'Kenzo Asatsuyu SB. I told myself I was just going to have a glass of wine tonight. (CORAVIN was in play)It's too damn good! Gotta pop the bottle😉 ...it's all just soooo good!!!!

Nov 22nd, 2016
David L

14' Kenzo Asatsuyu SB. One of the best SB's in California!

14' Kenzo Asatsuyu SB. One of the best SB's in California!

Sep 11th, 2016