- Wine Notes
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- Sauvignon Blanc
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- Chenin Blanc
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2012 Dry Creek Valley | Sauvignon Blanc
Harvest Date: September 25, 2012
Harvest pH: 3.40
Harvest TA: 7.0 g/L
Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard: Saini Farms
Aging: 10 months in all stainless steel
Brix at Harvest: 23.4
This Sauvignon Blanc is grown right next to Dry Creek in deep sandy soils. The micro-climate is ideal for raising Sauvignon Blanc, and the grapes show that by taking on amazing muscat flavors early on in every growing season. 2012 was a winemaker’s dream vintage. From budbreak to harvest, we saw ideal weather and growing conditions in Sonoma County. The crop from 2012 was very large, but quality was so high that it was a great year to work with. These grapes were harvested in late September by hand in the middle of the night. They arrived at the winery ice cold and were whole cluster pressed to a stainless steel tank. After a very clean racking off the lees, the wine was kept at 55 degress throughout fermentation. The wine fermented for 28 days and was then allowed to age and settle in tank until bottling.
Our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc starts out with aromas of ruby red grapefruit, honeydew melon and hints of passion fruit to top it all off. On the palate, the lush fruitiness is perfectly balanced by a bright, crisp, clean finish. The bracing aciditiy showcases the no-ML, no-oak profile.
Classy yet down-to earth, elegant yet accessible, are words that not only describe the wonderful wines, but also those at Peregrine Ranch that make it.
We have the pleasure of serving Peregrine Ranch wines on tap at our establishment, and our guests are always delighted with the abundant fruit, soft tannins, good acidity and impeccable balance of these deliciously bright wines on tap. The wines are top quality, and an incredible value. It is a pleasure to serve Peregrine Ranch wines of any varietal at our restaurant.