2019 Sauvignon Blanc
- 750 ml
The wine opens with aromas of honeydew melon, mandarin, lemongrass, and peach. The palate is fresh and vibrant with flavors of cantaloupe, apricot, tangerine and white floral notes. The finish has plenty of minerality and viscosity which makes it great on its own or paired with a variety of fresh, seasonal spring and summer dishes.
|Aging||Stainless steel tanks and neutral French oak for 5 months|
|Bottling Date||February 2020|
Freemark Abbey Wilson Ranch—St. Helena (64%): Rich clay loam adjacent to the Napa River.
Oakville Vineyard—Oakville (14%): Predominantly a rich clay loam that supports healthy vineyards. This vineyard is home to the Semillon component of the blend.
Yount Mill Vineyard—Yountville (12%): An organically farmed vineyard located in the heart of the Yountville Appellation, west of the Napa River. The soil is a rich clay loam, producing grapes with typical varietal character flavors of honeydew melon with some citrus notes, lemon grass and a sweet nuance of fresh cut grass.
Trubody Vineyard—Yountville (10%): This vineyard is our southernmost of the group in Yountville located near the Napa River. It is the source of our Sauvignon blanc musque clone that has floral, tropical fruit and citrus notes.
Abundant and later than usual rains marked the winter leading up to the 2019 season. This provided good soil moisture to set a normal size crop with plenty of vigor. The growing season was near perfect with moderate daytime temperatures and evening marine influences, creating ideal ripening conditions. Harvest began shortly after Labor Day with our Sauvignon blanc grapes. The wines are fresh, fruit driven and vibrant, indicative of a hallmark and classically balanced.