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This Sauvignon Blanc is less herbaceous than is commonly found with the varietal. Instead it shows rich citrus and st...Read more...
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This Sauvignon Blanc comes from two vineyards, one in the Redwood Valley of Mendocino, the other from Dry Creek in Sonoma. It has attractive ripeness and underlying rich citrus and stone fruits. However, at this stage the fruit is considerably overshadowed by a leesy/toasty character that tends to muddle its flavors and place the wine well off the normal Sauvignon Blanc calibration curve. The wine was just bottled, so it's likely this is an awkward stage and the fruit will reassert itself with some bottle age. We'll try it again in a few months. For now it is certainly pleasant to drink, just not in my comfort zone.
All of our wines are fermented with native yeasts only. We add nothing to the wines except for a small amount of sulfur which protects the wine during the aging process. We believe letting the wine make itself is the only way to truly express the vineyard through the wine. This Sauvignon Blanc received overnight skin contact to add extra flavor concentration and complexity.
This Sauvignon Blanc is less herbaceous than is commonly found with the varietal. Instead it shows rich citrus and stone fruit flavors. The oak contributes to an orange cream note on the nose and the creaminess follows through on the palate, but the wine maintains crisp, refreshing acidity.
268 cases produced.
Aged 8 months in French Oak.
Notes: 100% new French oak
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