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2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Danielle

Winemaker's Notes

Up through the end of August the growing conditions were almost textbook perfect with the right amount of heat and sun to develop the fruit profile and the right amount of fog at nights and mornings to keep the sugars in check.

Danielle’s Estate vineyard, established on our Los Amigos property, in the summer of 2009. This vineyard is farmed organically, and certified CCOF. Situated just off the Russian River and south of the town of Healdsburg, Danielle’s vineyard is planted on the crown, of this slope side vineyard, surrounding our farmhouse style tasting room. The vineyard consists of 1 and ½ acres of clone 3 Sauvignon Blanc, and 60 headtrained vines of clone 173 Semillon.

Tasting Notes

At first swirl, this wine presents aromas of peach, grass and citrus. The fresh crisp flavors of Meyer lemon, green apple are highlighted by a creamy mineral finish. This wine would pair perfectly with an asparagus goat cheese frittata or a hot summer day by the pool.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 97% Sauvignon Blanc 3% Semillon
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Brix at Harvest: 22.8
Alcohol: 13.7%
pH: 3.2
TA: 7
Barrel Program: 100% neutral French oak
Production: 300 cases

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2017 Sauvignon Blanc Danielle