Sauvignon Blanc

2012 Dry Creek Valley | Sauvignon Blanc

Harvest Date: September 25, 2012

Harvest pH: 3.40

Harvest TA: 7.0 g/L

Alcohol: 13.1%

Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard: Saini Farms

Aging: 10 months in all stainless steel

Brix at Harvest: 23.4

 

Winemaking Notes:

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.

Tasting Notes:

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.