HARVESTED: September 4th, 2019
VINEYARD: Santa Cruz Mountains, Dry Creek Valley
SOILS: loamy clay
BOTTLED: February 2020, 500 cases
COMPOSITION: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
WINEMAKER: Charlie Miller
Spring was long and cold with plenty of rain throughout the region. For those vineyards that started bloom after the rains the crop was very strong. Everything seemed to come late – from bloom to budbreak and right on through veraison. Ripening came about at a snail’s pace, ultimately making for wines with great flavor at lower alcohol levels.
Grape clusters were hand picked, destemmed, and gently basket-pressed into stainless steel tanks. Racked once off the gross lees, the juice was then fermented at 58 degrees F for 20 days to maintain fresh, crisp aromatics. The wine was cold stabilized, fined with Bentonite, and sterile filtered. 25 ppm SO2 at bottling.
Aromatics of fresh pear and pineapple dominate, with citrus and peach coming to light on the palate. The wine is crisp and high-acid with an exciting flinty spark. A long steely finish sends you back to your glass wanting more.
Not intended for aging. Drink now.