2017 Sauvignon Blanc High Valley
100% Sauvignon Blanc
“Grown at an elevation of 1,800 feet, our Sauvignon Blanc shows classic varietal character without exaggeration.” – David Ramey
Beautifully textured with a crisp, bright finish.
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.
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.