2022 Sauvignon Blanc
This bottling is sourced from various vineyards in Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco Appellation. Drawing from sites on the cool, northern end of the AVA provides bright acidity and grassy characters, which are complemented by citrus and tropical flavors from the warmer vineyards to the south.
The 2022 growing season commenced in early March, after a dry winter and freezing temperatures just before budbreak. Cool and windy weather throughout flowering, paired with drought conditions, led to reduced cluster counts across the region. Above average summer temperatures and decreased marine layer, along with a heatwave Labor Day Weekend, compelled an early, concentrated harvest that concluded by mid October. The vintage will be clean, fruit-driven, and fairly opulent – wines that truly tell a story.
The 2022 Sauvignon Blanc features aromas of guava, lime zest, and fresh cut grass. Flavors of grapefruit and sweet herbs 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.
"Subdued aromas of lime peel, cut grass, pear blossom and a hint of serrano show on the nose of
this bottling. There’s a sticky texture to the palate, where that chile note lingers behind citrus and
grass flavors." - Matt Kettmann, November 2023