2020 Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2020 gave us a bountiful quantity of winter rain and great energetic growth in Spring, with perfect conditions for a balanced quantity of fruit on each vine.
Summer gave us a beautifully balanced undulation of warm spells and cooler spells, allowing the vines to ripen consistently with just the right level of water stress.
Fall temperatures were mostly quite mild and allowed consistent ripening. In the glass, this lovely 2020 Sauvignon Blanc shows bright fresh pineapple, orange zest, white floral notes, and a somewhat spicy lemongrass aroma. On the palate the entry reflects many of those citrus notes again, but adds a touch of mineral saltiness as well as undertones of cinnamon and vanilla. The palate is bright and crisp with a long lemony silky finish. The grapes for this wine were harvested on September 7. The grapes were gently pressed and transferred to a combination of French oak and stainless steel barrels for fermentation, then kept sur lie with weekly batonnage until February 2021. A total of 260 cases were bottled in early March 2021.