2018 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve
Monterey County may have built its vinous reputation primarily on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but our windswept AVA is also one of the best places in California for Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit came from a special, meticulously farmed, ½ acre block at our Riverview Vineyard. Unlike our Estate SB, which only sees stainless steel during its life, our Reserve SB was fermented with native yeast in new French oak barrels then aged in neutral French oak for nine months. Accordingly, our 2018 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is a powerful wine that encapsulates the big three variety, terroir and technique. It offers strong aromatics ranging from dried herbs and gooseberries to guava and vanilla. The palate is rich, focused and beautifully balanced thanks to the firm acidity. The finish is long, complex and complete. It’s been about 10 vintages since we’ve produced a Reserve SB but when the team got together to taste this one pre-bottling, there were unanimous contented sighs and high fives around the room. We hope you enjoy!