2016 Sauvignon Blanc
With just a touch of residual sugar this wine is presently showing bold tropical aromatics and flavors of Passion fruit Guava, gooseberry and grapefruit and melon. The wine is nicely balanced with a small amount of residual sugar giving a soft supple mouth feel and minerality reminiscent of other River Stone wines. Serve slightly chilled
These grapes came from a neighboring vineyard located just North of Oliver on the west side of the valley. Vineyard soils are composed of sandy loam deposited during the last glaciation. The vines were in their 8th leaf when the fruit was harvested on August 31st.
The grapes were hand-picked at peak ripeness, then de-stemmed and immediately pressed. The juice was then allowed to settle before transferring to another stainless steel tank where it is inoculated with yeast starting the temperature controlled fermentation. The wines were racked several more times over the next few months before blending, finning, filtering and bottling.