Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2018

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Region: America / California / 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.

2x Gold Medal

San Francisco International Wine Competition

2018 vintage
Gold Medal

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2018 vintage
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harvest note

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.

tasting note

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.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Sonoma County
PH: 3.24
ABV: 13.9%
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
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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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