2019 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 for our Reserve Sauvignon Blanc comes 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 eight months. Accordingly, our 2019 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is a powerful wine that encapsulates the big three: variety, terroir and technique. It offers strong aromatics ranging from pear, quince and pineapple to hazelnut and vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied, tropical fruit focused and beautifully balanced thanks to the acidity. The sweet oak finish is long, complex and complete.