Valdez Family Winery Sauvignon Blanc Kick Ranch Sonoma County 2007
We are very excited about the Sauvignon Blanc from this vineyard, in the rolling hills in Rincon Valley, east of Santa Rosa. Though cooler than other Sauvignon Blanc regions, the rocky soils, southern exposure and long hang time combine to produce Sauvignon Blanc of distinctive varietal character, with great floral and citrus notes. Lower vigor rootstocks such as 5BB, and limited water, help to contain Sauvignon's Blanc vigor, resulting in balanced vines with more sun exposure than one normally finds in this variety. The name of the vineyard comes from the first names of the owners Kathy and Dick Keenan.
Food Pairings for Valdez Family Winery Sauvignon Blanc Kick Ranch Sonoma County
Wonderfully pure, up-front fruit flavors of tangerine, peach, nectarine, melon and passion fruit are ripe and smooth, with a poignant acidity that details the juiciness and notes of spice, mineral and slate.