The 2022 vintage Sauvignon Blanc is unique in that it was sourced from a single vineyard in the Russian River Valley, a favorite of ours that we have been working with for over 8 years. The 2022 growing season could be characterized by one word: hot! We picked this vineyard on 2 separate days, the first pick prior to our historical heat wave, and the 2nd pick a few days after it. The result is layered fruit with nice complexity and a balance of flavors typically present in both cooler and warmer climate-styled Sauvignon Blanc. This wine was fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks, and Malolactic fermentation was completely arrested.
The 2022 nose is melon, guava, cut grass, and cotton candy. The palate pushes lemon-lime, pineapple, and notes of spice. The finish creates layers of tart and tropical fruit, with acidity happily present to create length and ageability.