Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2019

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Region: America / California / Sonoma County
Grapes: 100% Savignon 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.

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harvest note

The 2019 harvest began 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, the 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. The majority of the fruit was picked 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.

tasting note

Crisp and refreshing, this Sauvignon Blanc offers delicate aromas of lychee, melon and tangerine zest. Flavors of fresh-picked white peach, kiwi and key lime lead to a bright and smooth finish backed by a hint of minerality.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Savignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Sonoma County
PH: 3.24
ABV: 13.9%
AGING: 7 months, 88% Stainless Steel, 12% 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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