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asatsuyu

Morning Dew – Translated as morning dew in Japanese, asatsuyu is named for the mist that drifts through the vineyard at dawn, depositing tiny moisture beads on the berries. These crystal-clear droplets speak to the purity of asatsuyu, the only dry Sauvignon Blanc made by Heidi Barrett and Kenzo Estate’s sole white wine offering.  Crisp, rich, complex.

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“A number of years ago, I discovered the Kenzo Estate asatsuyu and it has now become my favorite Sauvignon Blanc in the United States. It is incredibly expressive and can be paired with a variety of different dishes.”

Chef/Proprietor Thomas Keller – The French Laundry & Per Se

2018

Color

Pale straw yellow

Bouquet

Citrus, vanilla, guava nectar, peach preserves

Palate

Bright citrus, crisp acidity

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Sauvignon Blanc (96%), Sémillon (4%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

14.2% 

Aging

6 months in 50% neutral French oak, 50% stainless steel

2017

Awards

94 points | The Wine Advocate
92 poins | The Wine Enthusiast
Top California Sauvignon Blanc | Vivino Wine Style Awards

Color

Pale straw yellow

Bouquet

Citrus, vanilla, guava nectar, peach preserves

Palate

Bright citrus, crisp acidity

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Sauvignon Blanc (96.4%), Sémillon (3.6%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

14.2% 

Aging

6 months in 50% neutral French oak, 50% stainless steel

2016

Awards

Top California Sauvignon Blanc | Vivino Wine Style Awards

Color

Pale straw yellow

Bouquet

Citrus, vanilla, guava nectar, peach preserves

Palate

Bright citrus, crisp acidity

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Sauvignon Blanc (89%), Sémillon (11%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

14.2% 

Aging

6 months in 50% neutral French oak, 50% stainless steel

2015

Awards

95 points | James Suckling

Color

Pale straw yellow

Bouquet

Minerality, citrus, honey, lychee

Palate

Bright citrus, crisp acidity, tropical fruits

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Sauvignon Blanc (94.5%), Sémillon (5.5%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

14.2% 

Aging

6 months in 50% neutral French oak, 50% stainless steel

2014

Awards

93 points | James Suckling

Color

Pale straw yellow

Bouquet

Minerality, tropical citrus, honey, white roses

Palate

Bright citrus, crisp acidity, honeydew melon, guava

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Sauvignon Blanc (96.2%), Sémillon (3.8%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

14.2% 

Aging

6 months in 30% neutral French oak, 70% stainless steel

2013

Color

Pale straw yellow

Bouquet

Tropical citrus, peach, lemongrass and subtle minerality

Palate

Bright citrus, honeydew melon, and guava with crisp acidity

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Sauvignon Blanc (100%)

Volume

750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

14.2% 

Aging

7 months in 40% neutral French oak, 60% stainless steel

2012

Color

Pale straw yellow

Bouquet

Floral honeysuckle, fig, kaffir lime, tropical citrus, white peach

Palate

Bright citrus, silken orange vanilla, crisp acidity

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Sauvignon Blanc (100%)

Volume

750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

14.2% 

Aging

7 months in 50% neutral French oak, 50% stainless steel