2013 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. Generally, we get lower yields from our Sauvignon Blanc sites, resulting in concentrated flavors with intensity, structure, and abundant acid.

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Tasting Notes

Grapefruit, pineapple core, honeydew melon-hide. Secondary notes of chalk, honeycomb, musky tropical spice and guava. The palate is big, ripe and polished showcasing the sheer ripeness and intensity of the hot 2013 season. Fermented partially on the skins, this wine has plenty of substance to match its massive volume. New world Sauvignon Blanc on full throttle!

Wine Facts

Appellation:

Columbia Valley

Vineyard(s):

Stillwater Creek, Sagemoor

Varietal Composition:

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vinification:

4 Months in 100% Stainless Steel

Alcohol:

14.5%

Cases Produced:

546

Drinkability:

Now-2015

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