5 months 10% new French oak 20% stainless steel 70% neutral barrels
Wow is the best way to describe the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc. The 2019 growing season for Sauvignon Blanc was exceptional. Late bud-break pushed the growing season well into September, avoiding the early season heat while also promoting intensely flavored fruit. Well-timed canopy management and early leafing in the fruit-zone continues to aid in sun-kissed, lush fruit while maintaining balanced acidity and modest alcohol.
In 2019, the clone selection included clone 1 (64%) which dominates the nose with Lychee nut, gooseberry, and honeydew. The Musqué selection (36%) is more ethereal with more classic notes of lemongrass and grapefruit. Fermented separately and blended at bottling, the duo is delicious, compelling and dynamic. New French oak selected for our Sauvignon Blanc comes from choice artisanal coopers where texture, focus, and length are the drivers. The combination of new oak, neutral oak and stainless create additional layers of texture, fullness, and intrigue on the palate, framing the naturally occurring minerality while also providing whispers of flint and spice on the nose. We are thrilled with the results of the 2019 Estate Sauvignon Blanc and as delicious as it is today, can’t wait what bottle age will do to both the bottle bouquet and mouthfeel.