2010 Sauvignon Blanc
This wine is made from fruit sourced from the West and East sides of Paso Robles, California. The West Side fruit (33%) is grown at high elevations, and is thus the “cool weather” fruit in the blend. The fruit purchased from the East side of Paso Robles is is “warm weather” fruit, and is grown in an area where the days are hot and the nights warm. Typically cool weather fruit is more acidic than warm weather fruit.This combination of warm and cool weather fruit allows us to balance the acidity and flavor profile of this wine. This blending allows us make a wine representative of two relatively close but different different wine growing areas.
This wine was fermented in an anaerobic atmosphere. The absence of oxygen during both fermentation and battonage ( 5 months stirring on the lees) adds a complexity that is difficult to obtain with Sauvignon Blanc. This wine exhibits a floral nose, and a mineral quality on the tongue, and in the finish. When served at proper temperatures (50-55° F) floral overtones are prevalent. Its acidity and its flavor profile make it a great food friendly wine.
Although this wine is cold stabilized, we suggest that the wine not be chilled to common refrigerator temperatures.