2017 Sauvignon Blanc High Valley

100% Sauvignon Blanc

reviews

“Grown at an elevation of 1,800 feet, our Sauvignon Blanc shows classic varietal character without exaggeration.”  – David Ramey

palate

Beautifully textured with a crisp, bright finish.

vintage notes

2017 began with a very wet winter, replenishing the ground water after several years of drought.  A late summer heat spell accelerated ripening in many viticultural areas but had minimal impact in Lake County.  Fruit was at optimal maturity and picked just a few days later than in previous years.  The quality was exceptional, with well-preserved acid and varietal expression.

winemaking

Whole cluster pressed, native yeast, non-ML, in a mixture of neutral oak barrels and stainless steel. Sur lies aged for eight months in 48% stainless steel barrels, 45% neutral oak, and 7% in concrete eggs. Lightly fined. Bottled without filtration.

2017 sauvignon blanc high valley tech sheet