2009 Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard: Coquelicot Estate Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley
Clone: Musque and Clone 1
Harvested: September 22, 2009
Brix: 22.8 Brix 14.1% alc. by vol.
Time on Skins: 6 Hours
Barrel Aging: None. All Stainless Steel
Bottled: Fall 2010
Released: Spring 2011
The focus here is on minerality and structure. The warm afternoons encourage the grapes achieve perfect ripeness but the cool nights assure that they do not lose their acidity. The wine is aged on its lees and never sees the inside of an oak barrel. The result is magnificently layered citrus notes of ruby red grapefruit with clementine and blood orange layers. Slight minty notes and crushed dry herbs. Star bright acidity and lengthy mid palate fades very very slowly leaving a fresh impression that makes your mouth water.