This 2013Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of passion fruit, guava, and pink grapefruit. There is a juicy, mouthwatering intensity that lingers through the crisp finish.
The wine was cold fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks in order to to maintain the high fruit profile, and to preserve and develop the esters and thiols that are characteristic of Sauvignon Blanc.
The grapes for this wine come from three well known Russian River Valley vineyards: Bob Dempel’s vineyard in the northern part of the Russian River appellation; Preston Ranch, along Eastside Road; and Gianquinta Vineyard on Hall Road, one of the later ripening Russian River Valley areas. Vintage conditions were much the same as 2012. A long mild growing season provided added hang time for the fruit to develope ripe flavors. Temperatures were mild enough so the fruit did not lose their acidity. No frost in springtime helped produce a bumper crop with very nice, healthy fruit.