2014 Sauvignon Blanc

$18.00

100% Sauvignon Blanc: smells like tangerine, stone fruits and stone; bright and lively in the mouth and finishes quite dry. Made for goat cheese dishes, fish, seafood and green veggies.

Description

Vineyard:
The Big Valley AVA is renowned for being the perfect place for Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyard has an ideal combination of volcanic and alluvial soils which make for a singular expression of the variety, and provide excellent drainage that forces vine roots to go deep for water. This nutrient rich soil with a substantial amount of mineral make for wines that are often thought to have a ‘twang’ to them. And I love a bit of twang in my wines. Sustainably farmed, and almost organic at this point, the vines are about 20 years old and yields are between 3 and 5 tons per acre depending on vintage. These older vines deliver more intensity than younger vines. All of this makes for wines of intensity and concentration.

Winemaker’s Notes:
Brilliant completely clear medium yellow color; expansive almost explosive aromas of tangerine and stone fruits, some citrus notes but no grassy or cat pee elements, quite intense; bright in the mouth but also viscous and very flavorful, concentrated, some minerality, powerful acidity; long and intense.

Retail Price:
$18

Varietal:
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Brix at Harvest:
22.2

Alcohol:
13.5%

Winemaking:
Whole clusters immediately pressed to barrel to spontaneously ferment. Partial malolactic fermentation. Cross-flow filtered to stop any malolactic refermentation in bottle.

Cooperage:
Aged in 6-9 year old French oak for 6 months

Production:
312 cases

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