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2009 SAUVIGNON BLANC

THE WINE
The blending of grapes sourced from neighboring appellations gives this wine exceptional balance and complexity. The Napa fruit brings a raciness and a bright character that beautifully complements the rich mouthfeel and tropical fruit of the Sonoma grapes, which are the core of the blend.

VARIETAL APPELLATION VINTAGE NOTES
100% Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma A nearly ideal season without frost or heat spikes produced perfectly ripe fruit.
  Napa A dry spring and moderate temperatures combined to produce smaller, more flavorful berries.
  Mendocino A rainy spring produced bigger
clusters which ripened fully
with the help of a heat wave
just before harvest.

THE WINEMAKING
This wine was sorted with an intensive process of cluster selection in the vineyard, then quickly pressed while the grapes were still cool to retain delicate fruit flavors. The juice underwent a long, cool fermentation in stainless tanks, never seeing oak, to maintain a fresh character. The finished wine was kept on the lees and stirred weekly to add body and complexity before being bottled.

THE FLAVOR PROFILE
A luscious nose of ruby grapefruit, nectarine and intense minerality leads perfectly into a palate bright with flavors of fresh lime, honeydew melon and tropical pineapple. The refreshing acidity keeps these extraordinary flavors juicy and light, with a finish that goes on forever.

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