Equitem profiles the racy acidity and minerality of Knights Valley Sauvignon Blanc. Named for the Latin word for "knight," this wine is produced from grapes grown below Mt. St. Helena in volcanic soils several hundred feet above sea level. Though made with the same techniques as Naissance, Equitem offers an entirely different experience of Sauvignon Blanc-a vibrant portrait of the knight's leanness and grace, dominated by powerful citrus and salty stone. This white wine explodes with tropical aromas of lime, lemongrass and green melon with hints of Asian pear and mineral. The palate is juicy, with a bright finish full of flavors and texture. Pair with fresh oysters, calamari, chevre and salads. This bottled California sauvignon blanc is 14.3% alcohol by volume.