Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Dollarhide Estate Vineyard, Napa Valley.
Winemaker’s Notes: This refreshing Sauvignon Blanc offers light pale straw hues with glimmering hints of green. Yellow grapefruit, green lime and passionfruit aromas mingle with a subtle touch of anise. In the cellar, minimal intervention yields a vibrant freshness on the palate with flavors of pink grapefruit and lime zest zinging through the finish to create a vibrant and powerful sauvignon blanc.
Vintage: In 2019, we experienced a very wet winter and spring, capturing 41” of rain at Dollarhide. A mild spring with one late-May rainfall resulted in damp soils and healthy canopy growth. Other than one mid-June heat spell reaching 104 degrees, summer was warm and dry, allowing for consistent and balanced ripening. Late summer and early fall continued to provide steady warmth. As evenings began to cool, the fall growing season was extended. October became quite cold, early. It was a good even ripening season with a mild summer resulting in excellent wine of great flavor and density.
Analysis: Alcohol 13.5%, pH 3.29, acidity 6.8 g/L, residual sugar 0.2%.