A deliciously expressive wine, the 2021 Sauvignon Blanc explodes from the glass
with aromas of pink grapefruit,white peach and kafir lime.
On the palate, layer upon layer of citrus,white gummy, peach, and pineapple are stacked against refreshing acidity, all supported by ample weight from extended lees contact.
Sustainably grown in cooler climate North Coast.
The North Coast AVA encompasses some of California's most renowned winegrowing regions. This wine comes from select vineyards in Lake County, where Sauvignon Blanc excels amid the region's abundant sunshine and clean mountain air, resulting in a wine of vivid varietal character.
September 1 & 21, October 1
The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of three targeted picks. An early pick on
September 7 was designed to capture bright citrus notes, while later picks on
September 21 and October 1 were aimed at accentuating the tropical fruit thiols that
we covet in Sauvignon Blanc. Collectively, all of the fruit was picked at night to
ensure the retention of pure fruit character.
Approximately 60 percent of the fruit underwent destemmed skin contact for eight hours to enhance the development of thiols and elevate the mouthfeel. Fermentation was performed in a mix of stainless steel tanks, French oak barrels, concrete eggs and a large oak foudre—allowing for the development of textural complexities. Fermentation was
long and slow, and the separate lots were aged on their fermentation lees until the
final blend was assembled on January 5, 2022.
4 months in stainless steel (46%), French oak barrels (25%), concrete (15%) and oak foudre