The Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is a denser, richer more tropical version of Sauvignon Blanc than one would generally find in the universe of this grape. Along with the denser textural aspects of the wine the fruit is buffered by the same soil characteristics that make our Estate Vineyard Old Vine Pinot Noir unique. That specific characteristic is the natural proclivity of the older vines to pick up on the inherent minerality in the soil and water on the property. This underlying tone offsets Sauvignon Blanc’s general fruit driven tone making for a wine with both rich high fruit tones and crystalline notes that fill out the back of the wine. The old vine fruit was picked toward the end of September in perfect condition. It was immediately pressed, allowed to settle, racked and inoculated with a yeast specifically designed for aromatic white wines. The wine was fermented and bottled after about six months prior to malolactic fermentation beginning. Due to this the wine was sterile filter prior to bottling.
For those that have followed this winery over the years and gotten into some of the “special” projects we have concocted over the years you may recognize a touch of the flavor and texture profile from the near mythical “Panama White” bottling from lo the many years ago. If you do than feel free to give yourself a gold star for palate recognition.