ESTATE GROWN — Columbia Valley

• COMPOSITION: 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Chardonnay
• BOTTLED: April 2006
• pH: 3.59
• TA: 0.41g / 100 ml
• ALCOHOL: 13.2%
• RESIDUAL SUGAR : 0.2%
• PRODUCTION: 2,100 cases


Vintage

Blessed with another summer with lots of sunshine, our grapes matured beautifully. However, cooler weather in late August prolonged our harvest date by almost 3 weeks. The additional hang time gave us very nice flavors of ripe fig, melon and hints of lime.


Winemaking

This delicate Sauvignon Blanc was fermented slowly in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures of 55–60 degrees Fahrenheit. My daily notes read as follows: Nice aromas of star fruit, ripe lime and pineapple sorbet. After fermentation, some of the wine was kept on the lees for 4 months. Before bottling the wine was blended with 15% of Fruit Forward Chardonnay to add more complexity and balance.


Winemaker Comments

A very elegant and delicate wine with exotic aromas of pineapple, mango and star fruit. The crisp acidity and smooth mouth feel make this wine very food friendly. Pair this wine with your favorite appetizers, shellfish and poultry.