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2017Sauvignon BlancMerino Vineyard

$60.00 USD2-DAY SHIPPING INCLUDED

Limit 3 bottles per person.

APPEARANCE

White gold

AROMAS
Gardenia, honeysuckle, grass, fresh straw and ginger

PALATE
Floral, honeycomb, clean mineral density, grainy, slate and limestone

FINISH
A brush of minerality from wet pavement or dusty slate, bright citrus acidity and a lingering presence on the palate

AGEABILITY
This wine was made to age and can be enjoyed through 2022 with proper cellaring

PAIRINGS
Pan roasted whole chicken with butter and rosemary glaze, crispy root vegetables and saffron rice

The 2017 vintage was a return to the wet and wintery conditions we expect from our Mediterranean climate. It was a much-needed reprieve from the drought we have been experiencing in California for the past four years. This allowed the vines to go fully dormant for an extended period of time, like a good long sleep after years of running a marathon. The warm spring was followed by a steady growing season, and then a harvest season with significant heat spells featuring high temperatures staying above 100°F for days on end. These events pushed the speed of maturation and ripening, which led us to pick our Merino Vineyard over just two days. It is always the last of the Sauvignon Blanc to come into the winery, both because the site is cooler and the soils are clay-based; therefore later to dry out. These environmental controls of the Merino Vineyard set this fruit apart from the gravelly, alluvial soils in our other estate Sauvignon Blanc vineyards.

HARVEST DATES
September 6-8, 2017

ALCOHOL 14.5%

AVERAGE BRIX 24°

BARREL AGING
6 months

BARRELS
600L French Oak Demi-muid: 29%
Drums: 44%
Concrete Barrel: 27%

WHOLE CLUSTER 34%

RELEASE DATE
October 2018