We sourced our 2019 Sauvignon Blanc from a small independent grower located inNapa County's Pope Valley AVA.The Pope Valley AVA is ideal for growing Sauvignon Blanc with its sandy loam soils, warm days and very cold nights.The 2019 growing season began with a wet winter followed by a mild spring.While this led to a later start to the season the long warm summer provided plenty of sunshine for the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly providing freshness in the fruit as it languished on the vines. The optimal summer weather in 2019 resulted in a very robust harvest.
Winemaking & Tasting Notes
We harvest our Sauvignon Blanc during the cool predawn hours to fully capture their pure flavors and vibrant acidity.The 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musque'.The Sauvignon Musque' gives this wine it's high fruit tones along with the minerality and citrus flavors provided by the Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes were pressed as whole clusters which maximizes the fruits intensity and minimizes astringency from the skins and seeds.The wine was then cold fermented in Stainless steel tanks.
Floral aromas of jasmine and magnolia harmonize with the fresh key lime, and pink grapefruit on the nose.Cool melon tones balance with citrus flavors on the palate accented by fresh acidity and a subtle minerality on the finish.