Wild Oak Vineyard
This rich Sauvignon Blanc bursts with bright tropical notes of guava and peach, backed by an herbaceous hint of lemon verbena. The mouthfeel is supple with tangy pineapple and citrus notes in the middle. Crisp acidity brightens the long finish.
With minimal rain over the winter, the vines were awakened with moderate, spring-time temperatures in early 2020. The warm, consistent conditions continued through the growing season, eliminating any frost threat and providing an ideal environment for fruit set. Veraison, when the grapes begin to soften and gain color, began 7-10 days early due to the warm, dry conditions. Throughout the summer months moderate daytime temperatures, cool nights and a few short-lived heat spikes contributed excellent flavor development. Harvest picking began in late August with much of it completed before the local fires made an impact in late Fall.
All of the fruit for this lovely wine comes from our Certified Sustainable Wild Oak Vineyard located at the base of the majestic Sugarloaf Ridge and Hood Mountain in historic Sonoma Valley. Over the centuries rock and gravel has washed down from the mountain range providing an ideal soil for Sauvignon Blanc while the region’s moderate climate prolongs ripening and hang time, promoting natural balance in this wine.
Picked at dawn, these grapes arrived cold and were carefully placed directly into our small bladder press. Free-run juice was collected and fermented slowly at 55º for over 30 days, preserving the wonderful aromas of this Sauvignon Blanc. We prevented malolactic fermentation to preserve the wine’s clean, crisp texture. The wine was aged for five months before bottling.