2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley
Selecting from diverse terroirs within Washington’s Columbia Valley AVA, we source our Sauvignon Blanc from old vines of Bacchus vineyard (planted 1972) and Gamache vineyard (Planted 1982) and the hillside location of Den Hoed Sunnyside vineyard. Our Orange Muscat and Muscadelle are sourced from Lonesome Springs Ranch vineyard. The grapes are gently destemmed and pressed. Then the juice is settled, inoculated with a selection of aromatic yeast, and slowly fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks with a small portion barrel fermented in 300L French barriques until dry. Thereafter, the wine rests sur lie until bottling in early March. Finally, the wine is sterile filtered using the gentle process of plate and frame filtration. Our Sauvignon Blanc is Vegan, with a minimal amount of SO2 added.
"Pale yellow with hues of green. Aromas of white peach, lemongrass and lime zest, with hints of fresh herbs, and clementine. The palate is medium light with flavors of fresh peaches, pears, and wet stone. This Sauvignon Blanc has a refreshing and lingering citrus finish. Pairs with grilled asparagus topped with parmesan cheese, or a peach and goat cheese arugula salad or oysters. Perfect for a sunny patio." — Bobby Richards, Winemaker