A touch of Chardonnay added to the Sauvignon Blanc to soften the citrus flavor profile into a delightful crisp, yet elegant wine with a round texture.
The 2010 vintage had a very cool growing season with early fall rains resulting in smaller yields, but crispy and juicy fruit. This growing season retained Sauvignon Blanc acidity, that waters the palette in anticipation of the next sip.
An engaging wine, that is crisp yet elegant, smooth yet intriguingly edgy. Its supple texture makes it easy to sip and a wonderful food wine.
Sauvignon Blanc grapes were grown in the historic, sustainably farmed award winning Jaxon Keys Vineyard in Mendocino AVA. Northern California cool evening fog preserves beautiful acidity and its warm days offer optimum ripening. The Chardonnay was grown in the cool climate Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley.
Sip as an aperitif. Pair with fresh or BBQ oysters, fritto misto, sautéed trout and soft cheeses- a winery favorite is goat cheese rolled in crushed cashews.
Stainless steel fermented and held for 6 months, then blended with Chardonnay, that had been aged in only 30% new French Oak Barrels.