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Dakota Shy Wine


2022 Dakota Shy Sauvignon Blanc McKenna’s

2022 Dakota Shy Sauvignon Blanc McKenna’s

2022 Dakota Shy Sauvignon Blanc McKenna’s

Tasting Notes

Beautiful aromas of citrus blossom, herbs and lemon curd. Wonderfully textured in the mouth, but most impressive for the fresh, complex and delicious range of flavors – slate, lemon, mineral and herb that coat the palate and push through the long, vibrant finish. Fantastic year for our Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc vineyard!

McKenna’s Sauvignon Blanc

Named after Todd’s niece, the McKenna’s Sauvignon Blanc is barrel fermented in a selection of 10% new French oak, 80% used French oak and 10% stainless steel barrels. We build additional complexity by using a combination of specifically selected yeast strains as well as wild yeast, to ferment the wine in barrel. The yeast strains provide distinct aromatic, flavor and textural characters that give the wine its extra dimension. Of course, the most important component is the fruit and the Rutherford site that this fruit comes from produces gorgeous, classically styled Sauvignon Blanc.


Appellation Rutherford - Napa Valley
Blend 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Barrel Aging 6 months, combination of new and used French oak and stainless steel barrels.
Clones Clone 1
Rootstocks 039-16
Soils Gravelly clay loam
Vineyard Manager Colinas Farming
Winemaker Tom Garrett
Production 330 cases