10 months in stainless steel
Food Pairing Notes
The 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is a food friendly wine that makes a perfect match for steamed oysters, braised herbed chicken, seafood pasta and grilled sole with lemon.
The 2019 Sauvignon Blanc opens with fresh, floral aromas of stone fruit, citrus rind and orange blossom. A vibrant palate delivers juicy flavors of tangerine, peach and pink grapefruit with a tantalizing hint of varietal grassiness. Lively acidity joins a refreshing sense of minerality on a clean, quenching finish.
The 2019 Sauvignon Blanc comes entirely from Block 41 at Margarita Vineyard, where the vines occupy rocky alluvial soils that vary in density, elevation and exposure. As the block slopes downward from its crown, the soils become thicker, and the temperatures become cooler. These variances create different fruit expressions and ultimately contribute added dimension to the final wine.
Our aim is to produce an authentic Sauvignon Blanc that reflects the cooler growing conditions at Margarita Vineyard. Mild weather throughout 2019 yielded a long, steady growing season that allowed our Sauvignon Blanc fruit to achieve ripe flavors while maintaining beautiful acidity. We performed three separate picks. Two early picks provided a foundation of pure varietal character and brisk acidity, while one later pick layered in richer fruit qualities. Each lot was cold fermented at 55 degrees to retain delicate aromatics and pure fruit flavors. The wine was then aged for 10 months in stainless steel tanks to further preserve textural crispness.