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2020 Sauvignon Blanc

2020 Sauvignon Blanc
Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
62% Mesa del Rio, 17% San Lucas, 14% Scheid, 7% Baja Viento
pH
3.37
Aging
100% Stainless Steel, 4 months
Bottling Date
Jan. 25, 2021
Alcohol %
13.5
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SKU: 20SVISB7EMONNA2

Sauvignon Blanc is in its element when it is fermented entirely in stainless steel tanks (no oak), allowing the fresh crisp nature of the fruit to shine. And that’s how we do our Estate Sauvignon Blanc. Bright notes of Meyer lemon, lime kefir and stone fruit, along with hints of green pear and guava, give way to a crisp acidity that lends a beautiful freshness and structure to this wine. Hints of tarragon and other light herbal and grass notes lurk in the background, as well as a mild tartness that is a hallmark of Sauvignon Blanc. This is a wine that is a perfect first glass of the evening…and you’re probably going to want a second.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
62% Mesa del Rio, 17% San Lucas, 14% Scheid, 7% Baja Viento
pH
3.37
Aging
100% Stainless Steel, 4 months
Bottling Date
Jan. 25, 2021
Alcohol %
13.5
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Wine Profile
Vineyard
Monterey County, with its combination of warm days followed by cool winds in the late afternoon, possesses excellent climatic conditions for this classic varietal. In fact, we grow it on five of our estate vineyards. For Winemaker Dave Nagengast, it's an embarrassment of riches really. Sauvignon Blanc is a vigorous variety in the vineyard and it is important to tailor farming practices to obtain full flavor development. At Scheid, we utilize trellis systems that shelter the grapes, allowing filtered sunshine through the canopy to gently and evenly ripen the clusters. Vine growth and excessive foliage are managed by limiting water to keep vigor in check. The fruit for the 2020 vintage comes from our estate vineyards in the Monterey appellation, where the maritime-influenced conditions bring out the grassy and herbal traits of Sauv Blanc, with a hint of mineral edginess.
Varietal Composition
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Winemaking
Handpicked in the early morning hours, the grapes were whole cluster pressed and slowly fermented in stainless steel at cold temperatures to preserve bright fruit flavors and varietal character. Stainless steel tanks provide a neutral environment that serve to accentuate the wine’s crisp, zesty qualities and retain its distinctive freshness. The finished wine was aged for 4 months in stainless steel and stored cold to retain the wine’s aroma and fresh character. The result is a pure Sauvignon Blanc, with grass, sass, and a whole lotta class. Pour a glass!