Hopland (75%) and Yountville 25% Hopland is home to ideal Sauvignon Blanc growing conditions, where warm daytime temperatures give way to unusually cool nights – a combination that allows Sauvignon Blanc to achieve maximum ripeness while retaining varietal character and great acidity. Yountville, which is a little warmer than Carneros and a little cooler than St. Helena, has great drainage with clay-loam soils. This cool microclimate is known for vibrant fruit and balanced acidity. This unoaked Sauvignon Blanc is handcrafted from a combination of organically and sustainably grown Mendocino County and Napa Valley grapes.
The Heron Sauvignon Blanc aromas are luscious and bright with grapefruit, pear and lemon-grass overtones, in the wonderful tropical/herbal Sauvignon Blanc style we love. Crisp, clean, vibrant citrus notes with layers of passion fruit and minerality lead to a long, refreshing finish.
This refreshing Sauvignon Blanc has a pale to light straw color. The aromas expressed are mainly citrus with lemon-line with honeysuckle notes. The palate is juicy with tropical mango and papaya flavors which are backed by ample acidity thanks to the cool climates of Hopland in Mendocino county. The finish is a melange of citrus including key line, lemon tart and orange blossom with lip smacking acidity that begs for oysters on the half shell.