Kenzo Estate

Asatsuyu Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

9.2354 ratings
9.149 pro ratings
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
Top Notes For
Tracy Hall

Nice! Tropical notes, smooth. Just a kiss of oak for texture.

Nice! Tropical notes, smooth. Just a kiss of oak for texture.

Sep 28th, 2022
Brian S

I could live in this glass, tropicals, lemongrass, green apples, so delicious, medium plus acidity!

I could live in this glass, tropicals, lemongrass, green apples, so delicious, medium plus acidity!

Jul 6th, 2020
David L

18’ Kenzo Asatsuyu SB. Honeysuckle, peach, abundance of citrusy notes, key lime pie. Shinning through with a splash of zesty ginger & rock. Prior vintages had just a touch of oak. 
Not quite as good as the last 3 vintages. At $80 🤷🏻‍♂️

18’ Kenzo Asatsuyu SB. Honeysuckle, peach, abundance of citrusy notes, key lime pie. Shinning through with a splash of zesty ginger & rock. Prior vintages had just a touch of oak. 
Not quite as good as the last 3 vintages. At $80 🤷🏻‍♂️

Mar 23rd, 2020
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.

3 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