This wine seamlessly incorporates the best of both the lush tropical style, and the brighter citrusy style. The results are aromas and flavors of Golden Delicious apple, kiwifruit, mango, and zesty lemongrass. A creamy finish makes this wine a very satisfying summertime sipper.
VINEYARDS: Located just south of Healdsburg, Foppiano Vineyards sits on 160 acres in the acclaimed Russian River Valley. Cool morning fog and warm summer days create ideal microclimates for grape growing. The Foppiano family has been producing world class fruit on this land since 1896. Today the warmer bench lands are planted to Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Sauvignon Blanc. The cooler land close to Russian River is reserved for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
WINEMAKING: Sauvignon Blanc derives perceptibly pleasant aromas and flavor complexity from brief skin contact. Our grapes are machine harvested at night and early morning to ensure the fruit is cool. The lightly crushed grapes sit in ½ ton bins for 2 – 3 hours before being pressed into tanks for cold settling. 48 to 72 hours lateer, the cleanest juice is racked into tanks for a slow, cool fermentation. A small percentage of the finished wine goes to neutral oak barrels to make a nice round finish.
TASTING NOTES: This wine seamlessly incorporates the best of both the lush tropical style, and the brighter citrusy style. The results are aromas of ripe lemon zest, and fresh cut grass. Kiwi lemonade and red stone fruit dominate the pallet, while a lively and long finish makes this the perfect wine for the warm days of summer.