Le Pich

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

8.634 ratings
8.913 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

This is Purlieu’s sister winery. We were the second tasting given in their new facilities just on the edge of Napa as you approach from American Canyon.

We started our visit with a splash of their 17 Sauvignon Blanc as we toured their new facilities.

A hybrid of tropical & dry style. It has understated tropicals of mango, pineapple, white citrus, peach, cut grass, round acidity and nicely polished finish.

Photos of, their lobby, labels of the assorted different producers that make their wines there and their tasting bar.

For those of you not familiar with Le Pich, I took this from their site...Le Pich, which is the Wappo Indian term for "golden eagle," is the sister label of Napa Valley's esteemed Purlieu Wines. The wines are crafted by rising star winemaker Julien Fayard. Originally from France, Julien has lived in the Napa Valley since 2006, when he and his wife agreed to settle down by “meeting halfway” — between his home in France… and hers in Sonoma. In France, Julien worked in both Provence and Bordeaux, where he defined his core winemaking style at the exalted first growth Château Lafite-Rothschild (he even lived in Lafite’s grand château for a period) as well as at Smith Haut Lafitte. In Napa, Julien worked at Quintessa before joining Atelier Melka, where he spent five years as the Director of Winemaking. He has worked with the likes of Lail Vineyards, Gemstone, Dalla Valle, and more and his Le Pich wines are some of the best values we've found in Napa Valley.

This is Purlieu’s sister winery. We were the second tasting given in their new facilities just on the edge of Napa as you approach from American Canyon.

We started our visit with a splash of their 17 Sauvignon Blanc as we toured their new facilities.

A hybrid of tropical & dry style. It has understated tropicals of mango, pineapple, white citrus, peach, cut grass, round acidity and nicely polished finish.

Photos of, their lobby, labels of the assorted different producers that make their wines there and their tasting bar.

For those of you not familiar with Le Pich, I took this from their site...Le Pich, which is the Wappo Indian term for "golden eagle," is the sister label of Napa Valley's esteemed Purlieu Wines. The wines are crafted by rising star winemaker Julien Fayard. Originally from France, Julien has lived in the Napa Valley since 2006, when he and his wife agreed to settle down by “meeting halfway” — between his home in France… and hers in Sonoma. In France, Julien worked in both Provence and Bordeaux, where he defined his core winemaking style at the exalted first growth Château Lafite-Rothschild (he even lived in Lafite’s grand château for a period) as well as at Smith Haut Lafitte. In Napa, Julien worked at Quintessa before joining Atelier Melka, where he spent five years as the Director of Winemaking. He has worked with the likes of Lail Vineyards, Gemstone, Dalla Valle, and more and his Le Pich wines are some of the best values we've found in Napa Valley.

Oct 12th, 2018
David L

16’ Le Pich Sauvignon Blanc. Guava, grapefruit, lemon curd, floral notes, hard candy. I haven’t tasted anything quite like this. Unique, in a good way.

16’ Le Pich Sauvignon Blanc. Guava, grapefruit, lemon curd, floral notes, hard candy. I haven’t tasted anything quite like this. Unique, in a good way.

Nov 20th, 2017
Peter J.

16.67

16.67

1 person found it helpfulJan 14th, 2014
Max Gottesfeld

Fun and easy Meyer lemons. #napavalley

Fun and easy Meyer lemons. #napavalley

Dec 13th, 2014
Julia Weinberg

It is hot out. And this is perfect.

It is hot out. And this is perfect.

Apr 22nd, 2013
Aaron DeBeers

General Manager Purlieu & Le Pich Wines

9.5

Grassy awesomeness

Grassy awesomeness

Dec 9th, 2012
Giovanni Sabree

Notes of green vegetable and a light foral note. On the palate its thin and not impressive... leaving a lingering steely note that wasnt impressive

Notes of green vegetable and a light foral note. On the palate its thin and not impressive... leaving a lingering steely note that wasnt impressive

Jun 24th, 2016
Rick Fenner

A Approved

A Approved

Oct 27th, 2015
Kaleigh Mitchell

High in grapefruit and citrus tones. Very light with a small earthiness. Great for a hot day!

High in grapefruit and citrus tones. Very light with a small earthiness. Great for a hot day!

Oct 20th, 2015
George M Wood

Grapefruit and lemons - nice choice for the pool side

Grapefruit and lemons - nice choice for the pool side

Apr 18th, 2015