In 2006, we began to explore the subtleties of making and growing Sauvignon Blanc by defining the best clones and sculpting a wine style that would be reflective of our estate. The young vines woke up to a very dry and frosty spring in 2009. Summer was mild with a toasty August that encouraged ripening and led to an early September harvest. Yields on Sauvignon Blanc were small and the fruit, packed with varietal character, arrived to the winery in pristine condition.
This wine exhibits warm hay and honeysuckle aromas, with complex flavors of peaches, ripe grapefruit, and lemon drops. Aged 7 months in 90% stainless steel and 10% new French oak barrels, the wine was bottled unfiltered to retain brightness and complete expression of fruit.
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