Sauvignon Blanc is an intensely aromatic varietal that can span a wide range of aroma profiles. The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc does not disappoint; it bursts out of the glass with powerful aromas of tropical fruit, ruby red grape fruit, and citrus rind, while notes of spear mint, anise and subtle dried herbs fill the background. The flavors are crisp and focused while the mouth feel is remarkably delicate and smooth. As we move into spring, and the weather begins to warm up, we can’t think of a better wine to usher in those warm afternoons!
The 2012 Vintage was a fairly average harvest in California in terms of bud break, flowering, and fruit-set through verasion (where the berries soften and change color). The vines set a large crop, so we had to drop fruit off each vine to suppress yields and thus keep the quality high! As it turned out, the 2012 vintage was the largest grape harvest California
has ever known with all varietals having record or near record yields. Despite the copious fruit, the fruit thinning helped keep the overall quality of the fruit high across the board.