Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2014

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Region: America / California / Sonoma County
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

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 stainless steel tank while a small portion went to barrel for fermentation. The wine was fermented slowly at 55º for 21 days, preserving the wonderful aromas of Sauvignon Blanc. We prevented malolactic fermentation to preserve the wine’s clean, crisp texture. It was then aged for five months before bottling.

88 Points

Wine Spectator

2014 vintage
Gold Medal

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2014 vintage
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harvest note

Warm sunny days and cool afternoons throughout the spring and summer months set the stage for a spectacular harvest in September 2014. The lack of rain meant that harvest began a little earlier than normal and was short in length, finishing up by the end of October. The temperate days leading up to harvest produced good yields of high quality fruit with concentrated flavors, complex aromatics and excellent structure.

tasting note

Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc captures crisp flavors and aromas of citrus, kiwi and white peach with a touch of lime zest and grapefruit on the finish.

food pairing

Excellent as an aperitif or paired with salads, sushi, seafood and fresh, young cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Sonoma County
PH: 3.21
ACIDITY: 0.62 g/L
ABV: 13.9%
AGING: Aged 5 months in 85% Steel & 15% Barrel Ferment

points of distinction

  • A pure and classic Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc
  • Slow, cool fermentation without malolatic fermentation result in a fresh, highly aromatic fruit profile
  • Versatile as an aperitif or with a variety of seafood and light meats
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Sonoma wines express themselves differently than wines from Napa. They have their own unique brightness and great intensity

– Chris Louton, Winemaker

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