Sauvignon Blanc grapes take their time to mature. They love a long, cool growing season. The kind that gives them just the right amount of time to develop their signature flavors, while retaining their natural acidity. And that's exactly what the Russian River Valley offers. Our russian river valley sauvignon blanc conveys great varietal character, with its bright acidity and flavors of lemon, lime, melon and freshly cut grass. Subtle hints of vanilla and cream from oak aging balance the crisp palate.
Awards & Accolades:
• Gold, 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (2009 Vintage)
• 88 Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, February 2011 (2009 Vintage)
• Silver, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (2008 Vintage)
Our Sauvignon Blanc grapes were whole-cluster pressed to maximize delicate flavors and preserve the naturally firm acidity. The juice was then settled before fermentation to create a softer, more elegant mouthfeel. Sur lie aging gave this wine layers of complexity that extend through the mid-palate and culminate in a refreshing finish. A small portion of the wine was aged in American oak to add layers of complexity after fermentation.
Appellation: Russian River Valley Varietal Content: Sauvignon Blanc Alcohol Level: 13.9%