2013 Santa Maria Valley Presqu’ile Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

2013 Santa Maria Valley
Presqu’ile Vineyard

Sauvignon Blanc

This Sauvignon Blanc showcases the cooler climate of Santa Maria Valley with a clean, fresh and minerality driven profi le. There is a salinity to the wine which builds and lingers on the back end. The cooler climate at Presqu’ile Vineyard, combined with a different approach to fermentation and aging, changes the profile dramatically in comparison to the warmer Santa Ynez Valley.

Tasting Notes and Production Details

Fresh gooseberry, jalapeno and spice dominate the nose. Juicy fruit on the palate with a focused mouth feel and saline quality that lingers.

 

Production Details

  • 100% Presqu’ile Vineyard
  • Clone/Rootstock: 317/101-14
  • Marina sandy loam soils
  • Picked: 9/12/2013
  • A combination of cultured yeasts and natural fermentations.
  • All fermentations took place in a cold room
  • 9 months aging in 25% new acacia wood, 25% New French Oak with the balance in neutral oak
  • 65 cases produced
    Alc. 12.2% | pH 3.47 | Total Acid: 6.3g/l