Leading with aromas of lemon zest and grapefruit, this Sauvignon Blanc delights with an array of unique notes on the front of the palate. Freshly grated ginger, honeydew melon, and citrus blossom are accentuated by snappy acidity. Subtle guava notes glint in the supple finish.
We began our 2019 harvest before dawn on August 30 after a growing season that started with record rainfall during winter and ended with warm, even temperatures throughout summer. With few spikes in heat over the season, our vineyards had optimal conditions to develop full-flavored fruit with remarkable color and balanced acidity. Spring rains ended in time for good fruit set and the temperate summer allowed for long hang times and consistent, even ripening. We picked the majority of our fruit in September and the weather continued to cooperate as the days shortened. Warm breezy days, but no rain, took place in October and the last of the grapes were harvested before the end of the month
Fruit for this refreshing wine comes from top growers in Sonoma County, an area renowned for producing high-quality Sauvignon Blanc. Cool mornings and warm afternoons produce fruit with classic Sauvignon Blanc characteristics and pronounced flavors.
To retain the bright flavors and crisp acidity of this varietal, the grapes were picked at dawn and arrived at the winery cold. The grapes were pressed and a majority of the juice was sent directly to the stainless steel tank. 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.
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