2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Lolonis Vineyard
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Lolonis Vineyard

2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Lolonis Vineyard

$34.00

The grapes were sourced from the organic certified, dry-farmed Lolonis Vineyard, planted in 1942 and recognized as the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vineyard in California. 

Our 2021 Lolonis opens with brine, wet stone and citrus aromas. The palate begins with invigorating, green, spring-like notes. With time in the glass, the texture deepens, and the concentration of the vineyard becomes more evident. This one is built to last.

 


750ml / 2020 Sauvignon, Lolonis Vineyard
$34.00
  • 92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast (8/19)
  • AVA
    Redwood Valley
  • Grape Variety
    Sauvignon Blanc
  • ABV
    13.2%

The dry-farmed Lolonis Vineyard, planted in 1943 and recognized as the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vineyard in California, provides minerality and the austerity we strive for in our rendition of Sauvignon Blanc. McFadden Farms Willow Block, at the northern-most reaches of Potter Valley, also old vine material, is equally austere with a briny component that adds complexity and nuance.

The growing season of 2020 began evenly, with no major hiccups until a minor rain event on October 1. Rather than a hindrance, this slowed ripening at Lolonis and help bring the acidity perfectly in line with flavors. We harvested on October 6, 2020. We brought in the more moderate McFadden on September 28.neutral Burgundian barrels. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation. Acid levels were brilliantly elevated, and the concentrated berries produced excellent fruit intensity and weight. The juice remained on the lees, with bi-weekly batonnage, for 2 months.

A risotto with early peas and smoked salmon would be a lovely spring pairing, and when fresh basil is available, virtually any dish with a vibrant pesto would be a winner alongside this Sauvignon Blanc.

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