2020 Sauvignon Blanc
This bottling is sourced from various vineyards in Monterey County's Arroyo Seco Appellation. Drawing from fruit sources on the cool northern end the AVA provides bright acidity and grassy characters, which are complemented by citrus and tropical flavors from the warmer vineyards to the south.
The juice was tank fermented to preserve bright fruit flavors. Following fermentation, the wine was transferred to 13% new French oak barrels for five months of aging.
The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc features aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry, and guava. Flavors of passion fruit and citrus are lively and refreshing. The small touch of oak accents the bright acidity by adding elegant texture. An incredibly food-versatile wine, it’s a natural match for shellfish, seafood, and lighter summer fare.
"Crisp aromas of nectarine, plumeria and coconut are very delicate yet quite expressive on the nose of this bottling. There's a lime-peel-powered tension to the palate, where green-apple skins and cut grass flavors align."
- Matt Kettmann, April 2022
"I am reminded of some of the early "Fume Blanc" expressions of Sauvignon Blanc by this glass, where a little wood exposure is a good thing. Better yet, it maintains the brightness that makes the variety so attractive that the examples of the past seemed to lack. The result is a very tasty package that values balance above all else. Lemon, peach, melon and a touch of grassy herbaceousness are bright, and the wood tones are a nice accent."
- Rich Cook, November 2021