2018 White Field Blend

Yountville AVA, Napa Valley, CA

  • Producer

    DeSante Wines

  • What we love

    Organic grapes harvested from the cooler, riverside area of Yountville gives the 2018 DeSante “L’Atelier” vivacious aromas of citrus, flint and nectarine. The palate is deftly balanced with notes of peach, fresh cut apple and bruleéd red grapefruit, leading to a delicious saline finish. Part savory, part fruity and all crowd-pleaser, this is a special wine that is too good to resist.

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About this Wine

A few years ago, David and Katharine DeSante, who are probably the most giving, thoughtful winemakers in the industry, came across a small Napa vineyard planted with white wine grapes that nobody wanted. The plot was due to be uprooted and replanted with Cabernet, Napa’s main variety, but the DeSantes saved the vineyard. In doing so they created “L’Atelier,” their flagship wine – a field blend of four different grapes, and something very rare: a delightfully aromatic, bright white from the middle of Cabernet country. This wine impresses from start to finish. Cheers!

 

  • Technical Data
  • Blend: 30% Semillon, 30% Pinot Blanc, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol: 13.0% | Production: 480 cases
  • Winemaking: Co-fermented in a combination of stainless steel and 5% oak barrels. The result is a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts: Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc provide the aromatics and earthiness, Sémillon adds a silky mouthfeel, and Chardonnay brings the interesting stone fruit components.
  • Drink now through 2021

David & Katherine DeSante

Owners + Winemakers


David and Katharine DeSante are a husband and wife winemaking duo that work with amazing old vines and field blends from the Napa Valley. Both are winemakers for other big-name Napa wineries, but their 1,000-case production DeSante label is their passion project.

Sometimes you're just in the right place at the right time. For me, it was during a tasting trip in Napa where I first had the pleasure of meeting the DeSantes. I was blown away by how so uniquely special and different and wondrous all of their wines are.

There is intentionality throughout their portfolio and I could not be more excited to share their wines with you!

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