Tasting Notes

Ripe tropical fruit sets the tone for the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc. Pineapple and passion fruit mingle with wet stone, guava, and white flower to round out the aroma. Bright acidity dances on the palate, while lingering notes of key lime and pineapple last long after the final sip.

The Year

2017 started out cold. Three arctic fronts rolled in, the last one bringing with it temperatures dipping to -10 in the coldest areas. Spring continued colder and wetter than normal, which actually benefited the vines by giving them time to repair tissue damage from the winter cold. By the beginning of June, temperatures warmed nicely but never got too hot. There were only a handful of days that flirted with 100 degrees. The first week of August was slated for above 100 degree days but was saved by a haze that kept temperatures at least 10 degrees cooler. Pick times were right on track and resulted in normal crop size. In terms of quality and flavor, 2017 was a very good year indeed.

Viticulture

Entirely estate; Certified Sustainable and Salmon Safe. Founding member of VINEA.

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 88% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Sémillon
Vineyards: 46% Summit View, 39% Seven Hills, 15% Les Collines

 

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Awards & Accolades

“Full gold-tinged yellow. Complex scents of lemon drop, guava and juniper; some very ripe notes are leavened by an herbal tea character.”
-Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, 90 Points

“Made with 12% Semillon, this wine is a blend of fruit from Summit View, Seven Hills, and Les Collines vineyards. The aromas start out subdued, opening to reveal notes of tropical fruit, citrus peel and herb. In contrast, the palate is sleep but flavorful, loaded with papaya and kiwi flavors, with a citrus and tropical-fruit-filled finish.”
-Sean P. Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast

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