2012 Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is notoriously finicky, requiring lots of flexibility and vigilance in the vineyard, and displaying tremendous variation year over year—even between nearby sites. This is a challenge, but also something we love about it, because it is such a true reflection of its terroir. We strive to produce a very consistent flavor profile, so we source grapes from different areas and tend the sites accordingly. Hotter sites get more leaf canopy to mellow their intensity, while cooler sited get more sun exposure to enhance that tropical profile.

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Tasting Notes

Pineapple, hints of guava, gooseberry and grapefruit. Lacings of honeysuckle mingle through the ripe fruit. A mineral tone wanders through giving the wine more depth. Swirling brings up stone fruits to accent the citrus and floral tones. The palate is intense and textured with lots of tropical fruit and citrus zest. Ripe and chewy; with a mouthwatering finish.

Wine Facts

Appellation:

Columbia Valley

Vineyard(s):

Stillwater Creek, Sagemoor

Varietal Composition:

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Aging:

Fermented in 77% stainless steel. Aged 5 months in 23% oak.

Alcohol:

14.4%

Cases Produced:

526

Drinkability:

Now-2016

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