2018 Sauvignon Blanc
Wine Club Price: $19.71
March 13, 2018
This wine is presently showing tropical aromatics and flavors of goose berry, passion fruit, grapefruit, and melon. The wine has a mouthwatering acidity 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 10th leaf when the fruit was harvested on September 12th.
The grapes were hand-picked at peak ripeness, then destemmed. The grapes were then left to cold soak for several hours and then pressed to tanks. The juice was then allowed to settle before transferring to another stainless steel tank where it was 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.