2019 Savvy B, Direct Press Sauvignon Blanc

2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Direct Press

We bottled a favorite from our cellar "experiments" for our Members. It is a delicious + zippy Savvy Blanc.

Mendocino Ridge

Our second release of 2019 Sauvignon Blanc from the Mariah Vineyard is unique in that we segregated 2 barrels of direct press (without the skin contact that has always been a part of the blend) and aged for 15 months. It is also distinctive because this will be our last vintage at Mariah.

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Tasting Note:

Apple skin, savory green pepper, a hint of curry spice and sweet arugula entice the nose. This wine brings tangy flavors of lime and Meyer lemon to balance with a textural depth of a dried Anaheim chile and a hint of pyrazine salinity. We’re looking forward to pairing this wine with carnitas tacos, grilled spring onions, and pickled radishes.

  • Appellation: Mendocino Ridge
  • Vineyard: Mariah
  • Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Age: Planted 2010
  • Elevation: 2450 ft.
  • Soil: Clay loam over sandstone bedrock
  • Harvested: September 19, 2019
  • Pressed: September 19 & 23, 2019
  • Fermentations: Wild yeast & bacteria
  • Maceration: 0 to 8 days in oak puncheons
  • Barrel aging: 15 months in neutral French oak
  • Bottled: Feb 2, 2021
  • Production: 46 cases
  • Release date: Spring 2021 *EXCLUSIVE FOR MEMBERS

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