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This Sauvignon Blanc captures aromas of citrus, mango and a touch of lime. On the palate, these citrus notes are complimented by tropical fruit flavors of guava and passion fruit. Balanced with crisp acidity and juicy flavors for a lingering finish.
95 Points, Platinum, Best Sauvignon Blanc at the 2019 Winemaker’s Challenge International Wine Competition | 93 Points, Gold at the 2019 West Coast Wine Competition | Gold at the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Two vineyards make up the grape sources for this wine. On the North-Eastern side of our property, you will find these Sauvignon Blanc vines in their sandy loam soil home. The certified sustainable vineyard is orientated at an angle to provide as much evenly balanced sunlight as possible. This site allows for the grapes to not stress and fully mature, creating a fresh, citrus and fruit forward Sauvignon Blanc. Located in the Mokelumne River Lodi AVA. The other vineyard we got fruit from is grown by Bruce Fry from Mohr-Fry Ranches and is also certified sustainable. Located off of Acampo road in the Mokelumne River Sub AVA or the greater Lodi Appellation. Vines are grown on a trellis and are oriented east to west in flat sandy loam soil.
Grapes were harvested in two separate picks, almost one week apart in order to achieve different ripeness levels. Both picks were machine harvested and gently whole cluster pressed to a temperature controlled stainless steel tank. The juice was racked, commercial yeast was added and the juice fermented. After a long fermentation, the wine was racked and held cold until it could be finished for an early bottling to maintain freshness and liveliness.