Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2018
/ Sonoma County
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc grows well throughout many parts of Sonoma County. Sauvignon Blanc is planted in Sonoma Valley Wild Oak Vineyard and Russian River Valley Lagomarsino Vineyard. The fruit is sourced 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 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 over 30 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.
San Francisco International Wine Competition2018 vintage
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition2018 vintage
A fairly mild growing season with few heat spikes allowed our 2018 harvest to begin right after Labor day, later than previous years. The consistent growing season and cooler temperatures allowed for slow ripening and deep flavor development resulting in exceptional quality fruit with remarkable balance and brightness.
Beautiful and bright, this Sauvignon Blanc offers refreshing aromas of honeydew melon and green apple backed by a cool minerality. Delicate tropical notes lead to a crisp finish of stone fruit and citrus.
GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Sonoma County
AGING: Aged for 7 months, 90% Stainless Steel, 10% Barrel Ferment
points of distinction
- 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
- A pure and classic Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc
vineyard details +
Sonoma County extends over 60,000 acres of vineyards and includes 15 unique AVAs, including Sonoma Coast, Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley, Bennett Valley, Carneros, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, Green Valley, Knights Valley, Rockpile and Russian River Valley. More than 50 grape varieties are planted in vineyards owned by over 750 growers and 260 wineries. Maritime-influenced conditions make this area notably cooler than Napa, further inland, and a multitude of beneficial soil types make Sonoma County a prime area for high quality wine growing.
about the grape +
Sauvignon Blanc has vivid, assertive aromas and flavors of gooseberries, citrus, herbs framed by tangy acidity. Oak contact adds tropical fruit, vanilla, lanolin and toast notes.
– Chris Louton, Winemaker
Sonoma wines express themselves differently than wines from Napa. They have their own unique brightness and great intensity
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