This lively, crisp wine shows off aromas of white peach, lime leaf and honeydew melon that set the stage for luscious flavors of kiwi and citrus. Smooth and bright, this refreshing wine finishes with a hint of acidity.
Our 2021 harvest began just a little earlier than last year with the first fruit picked on August 18. Limited rainfall during the growing season produced slightly lighter crops but brought intense, concentrated flavor and color. Free from lingering heat waves, the consistent weather during the summer months helped maintain fruit acidity for brightness and balance. Harvest continued through the middle of October when the last of the reds were picked from our estate Lagomarsino Vineyard.
We have Sauvignon Blanc planted in our Sonoma Valley Wild Oak Vineyard and our Russian River Valley Lagomarsino Vineyard. We also source fruit from Alexander Valley and Bennett Valley. The warmer areas produce full flavors and aromas while fruit from the cooler areas brings refreshing crispness. These characteristics are thoughtfully blended for a balanced and lively wine.
To retain the bright flavors and acidity of this varietal, the grapes were picked at dawn and arrived at the winery cold. After pressing, the majority of the juice was sent directly to stainless steel tanks. The wine was fermented slowly at 55º for over 30 days, preserving the wonderful aromas of Sauvignon Blanc. We prevented malolactic fermentation to preserve the wine’s clean, crisp texture.