ESTATE GROWN — Columbia Valley
• COMPOSITION: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
• BOTTLED: June 2007
• pH: 3.46
• TA: 0.51g / 100 ml
• ALCOHOL: 13.2%
• RESIDUAL SUGAR : 0.3%
• PRODUCTION: 3,000 cases
The 2006 vintage was yet another year of perfect grape growing weather in Washington State. After a wetter than normal Spring, a long, hot summer blossomed, decreasing the quantity harvested, but increasing the quality. Autumn was ideal with dry and warm conditions, making harvest pleasant and flavors perfect.
This Sauvignon Blanc was picked at the peak of flavor in order to maximize our varietal character. The wine was whole cluster pressed to tank and allowed to settle. A small portion of the juice was taken to neutral oak barrels for richness and body without new oak influence. The remainder of the juice was fermented in stainless steel to retain the crisp acidity and forward fruit flavors that are so abundant in our vineyard.
Lush aromas of apricot and melon greet the nose. The 2006 Gordon Brothers Sauvignon Blanc is fresh and crisp with flavors of tropical pineapple and citrus. Lively acids leave your tongue tingling pleasantly. This wine will pair wonderfully with shellfish, and your favorite appetizers. For a sensory delight, try this wine with a flavorful goat cheese.