Fruit for this refreshing wine comes from St. Francis's Wild Oak Vineyard and 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. The winemaker prevented malolactic fermentation to preserve the wine’s clean, crisp texture. It was then aged for five months before bottling.