2017  Sauvignon Blanc

2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Skin Ferment

Made from mountain fruit at 2450' & the newest edition to our (skin ferment) family.

Mendocino Ridge

Making Sauvignon Blanc has long been on the bucket list for Tracey & Jared. Influences include Sancerre, in general, and the wines of Domaine Lucci and Stanko Radikon in particular. The Mariah Vineyard sits at 2450 feet and a mere 6 miles from the Pacific Ocean and this block is dry farmed. They craft this wine by creating 2 separate fermentations. Half was direct pressed and barrel fermented, while the other was destemmed to puncheon where it started fermentation on the skins. The final blend bottled is a combination of the two.

Tasting Note:

Hay and honey, stone fruit, and a sweet arugula spice entice the olfactory. This wine brings tangy flavors of key lime, and meyer lemon to balance with a spicy textural depth and a hint of salinity. The skin contact gives an otherwise crisp wine, a beautiful richness and depth of character.

CASE DISCOUNT: Purchase any 12 bottles and ground shipping is included for the first case and is a flat $25 for each case beyond! Feel free to mix and match. Pick up orders of 12+ bottles receive a 10% discount (applied after order is placed, before card is processed).

  • Appellation: Mendocino Ridge
  • Vineyard: Mariah
  • Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Age: Planted 2010
  • Elevation: 2450 ft.
  • Soil: Clay loam over sandstone bedrock
  • Harvested: Sept 19, 2017
  • Pressed: Sept 19 and Sept 27, 2017
  • Fermentations: Wild yeast & bacteria in neutral French oak barrels
  • Maceration: 50% skin ferment for 8 days
  • Barrel aging: 7 months in neutral French oak
  • Bottled: May 1, 2018
  • Production: 97 cases
  • Release date: Summer 2018

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