2010 Sauvignon Blanc
Hummingbird Hill Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
2010 was a trying year if you are a grape grower, but an awesome year if you are a winemaker. The fruit that came in was fantastic! The long cool growing season of 2010 allowed great acid retention in the fruit and extended time for flavor development without the higher sugar levels associated with warmer growing conditions. The warm weather in October was timed perfectly to bring the fruit to ripeness.
Fruit was sourced from Hummingbird Hill Vineyard in the cool, windy hills of the Sonoma Coast, in which yields are maintained at low levels, ranging from 1.5 to 3 tons/acre. The wine is composed of two small batches of carefully selected Clone 1 and Sauvignon Musqué. Learn more...
Grapes were picked in the early morning hours, and went immediately to press and chilled to preserve freshness. The grape juice was immediately inoculated with yeast and nutrients to finish the primary fermentation in tank and hand selected neutral French Oak barrels at carefully controlled temperatures. Learn More...
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