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2020 Sauvignon Blanc

This Sauvignon Blanc is like drinking a fruit salad, with flavors of ripe cantaloupe, grapefruit, pear, golden raspberries and garnish with nasturtiums. The oak adds a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg and a nice smooth mouthfeel. As always, given the cool-climate gravelly location of the vineyard, this Sauvignon Blanc shows a streak of lean minerality.

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Description

Given the cool-climate location of the vineyard, this Sauvignon Blanc shows a streak of lean minerality. We soften that edge by giving it four months of age in neutral French oak barrels, which adds a degree more complexity and richness. Aromas of nutmeg and pink grapefruit complement bursting flavors of ripe melon and nectarine.

Tasting Notes

2020 had a smaller, riper crop that, due to the cool summer, came in slightly later than normal but at moderate sugar levels. This wine is like drinking a fruit salad, with flavors of ripe cantaloupe, grapefruit, pear, golden raspberries and garnish with nasturtiums. The oak adds a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg and a nice smooth mouthfeel. As always, given the cool-climate gravelly location of the vineyard, this Sauvignon Blanc shows a streak of lean minerality.

Vineyard Designation

Old Chatham Ranch

Vineyard Notes

2020 for all its ups and downs was almost the perfect vintage. The grapes had a long, mellow summer to slowly accumulate flavor until they were bursting. Due to the fires, we were not able to harvest any of our reds due to smoke accumulation in the skins. Fortunately, when you make Sauvignon Blanc, you don’t spend any time on skins. As it turns out, this is the winemakers’ favorite Sauvignon Blanc produced from this vineyard so far and this is one of the few good things to come out of 2020.

Winemaker Notes

The grapes were harvested at daybreak, arriving at the winery very cold. They were destemmed and pressed immediately and let settle for 5 days at chilled temperatures. The Sauvignon Blanc was racked off lees and fermented moderately cold to retain fruity aromas. The wine was fermented in neutral oak which did not add flavor so much as add a nice roundness to the mouthfeel. It was then filtered and bottled in time for a spring release.
Vintage 2020
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Varietal Composition 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation Yorkville Highlands
Aging Barrel
Barrel Aging 4 Months 100% Neutral French Oak
Fermentation Barrel
Alcohol % 13.1
Size 750 ml