I think this is my favorite Sauvignon Blanc we have made since the original 2009 version from Kick Ranch. The vineyard is so rocky that Joe and Gail Judge were forced to remove 1000 tons of stone before creating adequate soil for vines. This greatly devigorates the overly enterprising Sauvignon Blanc vines and results in fragrant wines of solidly wrought temper. The wine was fermented entirely in the cigare barrels made famous by Didier Dagueneau, coopered to our specifications (aka, tight grain and very light toast) for us by our friends at Tonnellerie Atelier. Exotic and ambrosial this wine captures what I love best about good Sauvignon Blanc—great aromatic complexity paired with nice texturing.
Wine Enthusiast 91pts: A blend of fruit from esteemed Boushey and Red Willow vineyards, this was aged in a mixture of concrete and French oak (10% new). The herb, lemon...
From the winemaker: In 2014 our main goal with Sauvignon Blanc was simply to make a worthy follow up to its wildly popular predecessor. Given the quality of 2013, not...
From the winemaker: Our Sauvignon Blanc is made with grapes from Rincon de Guadalupe in the Valley of San Vicente. Pressed on Bucher Inertys pneumatic grape press under controlled atmosphere...