Harvested in late August 2014, the fruit was allowed to fully ripen to create our style of ripe white peach and pear aromatic Sauvignon Blanc blended with 33% Sémillon. The grapes at harvest were simply delicious.
The aromatics leap from the glass with notes of ripe plum, pear, white peaches lemon zest and fragrant quince. The flavors echo the aromas with a deep, creamy texture. It will age like an old world Bordeaux. The finish is terrific- with great length, broad on the palette. A fabulously clean and complex wine.
The Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon grapes were grown in Pope Valley at an elevation 715 feet on the Whisky River Ranch using sustainable farming practices. Hot daytime temperatures ripen the fruit to perfection and cool 55 degree nights maintain beautiful acidity.
The perfect wine for cheese!!!!
Pair with aged goat cheese such as Humboldt Fog, Gruyere or a softy flavored blue cheese accented with a drizzle of honey. Terrific with seafood- sautéed scallops, coconut shrimp. Try roasted vegetable and garlic pizza. End with a decadent 50% milk chocolate treat. Or just sip chilled as an aperitif.
The Sauvignon Blanc was stainless steel fermented and aged on its lees for 15 months. The Sémillon received similar treatment but we pulled one barrel out of the tank and aged it in French Oak for 6 months for richer body.
Drinkable now but will age for another 6-10 years.