Handwritten Wines, a Yountville boutique winery and producer of world-class handcrafted wines, presents a new and delightful summertime offering from their portfolio of delicious white wines.

Their 2021 vintage of The Author, a popular and proprietary Handwritten Sauvignon Blanc, is even better. The wine offers a new taste dimension resulting from the expert blending of the iconic Sémillon grape variety, a classical French technique used to enhance the flavor and balance of various white wines. This exceptional Handwritten signature wine aspires to greatness and will only continue to improve as this boutique winery gradually increases the percentage of Sémillon with future vintages. The current ratio of Sauvignon Blanc to Sémillon in this recent vintage is 95.8% to 4.2%.

According to Handwritten Wines Executive Winemaker Rob Lloyd, however, “as it develops in future years, the added Sémillon will continue to give the wine more body and richness.”

Enhanced Flavor and Richness from the Blending

The Sauvignon Blanc composition of Handwritten Wines’ The Author has always been a delight for summertime enjoyment. Aficionados of past vintages have enjoyed the tropical aromas of kiwi, papaya, and passion fruit, characteristics that evolve from the ample sunlight of the winery’s Good Life Vineyard in Southeastern Napa Valley.

For the 2021 vintage of The Author, and to make a great wine even better, the winemakers at Handwritten Wines introduce their carefully cultivated Sémillon grapes to stone fruit notes of white peach plus juicy pear and fresh citrus, as well as an influence of the delicious tartness of grapefruit and recognizable additional richness to the wine.

2021 The Author offers a delightful blending of refreshing fresh fruit with a crispness, luxurious texture, and velvety mouthfeel that induces Handwritten’s many customers to ask for more.

Winemaker’s Notes: 2021 The Author by Handwritten Wines

  • Composition: 95.8% Sauvignon Blanc 4.2% Semillon
  • Appellation: 100% Napa Valley
  • Aging: 100% Fermented Cement Egg
  • Alcohol: 15.1%


The Perfect Food Pairing with Handwritten’s 2021 The Author

With this perfect summertime wine, MikeC, the Executive Chef at Handwritten Wines, has created a special food recipe that pairs beautifully with the marvelous attributes of 2021 The Author.

Heirloom Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Syrup,  Citrus Olive Oil, & Smoke Sea Salt


Serves 6


½ cup              Balsamic Vinegar

½ cup              Sugar

3 large            Heirloom Tomatoes, cut into wedges

1 pint               Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half or quarters

1 large             Fresh Mozzarella Ball, sliced

1 ½ cups          Small Fresh Mozzarella Balls, cut in half

½ cup              Citrus Infused Olive Oil

4 cups              Microgreens

to taste            Smoked Sea Salt & Pepper


  1. Heat the balsamic vinegar and sugar, along with some salt & pepper, in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and reduce by about 25%. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  2. Arrange the tomatoes and mozzarella on the serving plates. Drizzle over some balsamic syrup and citrus olive oil, and season with some smoked sea salt & pepper. Top each plate with microgreens.

Copyright © Chef MikeC.


Through August 31, Handwritten Wines, a boutique winery specializing in world-class handcrafted wines, is offering 6+ bottles of its 2021 The Author with a complimentary upgrade to expedited shipping. Customers only need to enter their online order with the Promotional Code 21AUTHOR, then select Ground Shipping.

Once the order is placed, the Handwritten Wines professionals will immediately expedite the packing and shipping for a timely delivery.