Our largest blocks and our most prevalent plantings, Sauvignon Blanc flourishes here. Mostly Wente
Clone 1, the east-west facing blocks enjoy warm sunny days and a diurnal shift of up to 40° to nighttime
lows to retain natural acidity in the grapes. Like the Sauvignon blanc, the later-ripening Sémillon is one
of the original 1983 plantings and on its own roots. The 2014 harvest was one of the earliest on record. Summer-like weather in January and no frost
combined with continued drought conditions to accelerate the growing season. Serendipitously, the vines
produced a balanced, beautiful and bountiful crop. The Sauvignon Blanc harvest began August 29th,
with Sémillon coming in almost a month later on September 17th.
The Sauvignon Blanc is cold-fermented in stainless steel with malo-lactic fermentation inhibited.
Conversely, Sémillon is barrel fermented in French oak (about 10% new) for about six months with ML
neither inhibited or encouraged. The blend was determined and made, the wine fined with bentonite,,
cold stabilized and then cross-flow filtered before bottling in house in June 2015. Vegan.
93% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Sémillon