2019 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Magnum

2019 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Magnum

Fine, complex and delineated. Showing a core of fresh citrus, pear and green apple over notes of fresh pastry, delicate white flowers and flint.

A pale straw hue in the glass, the emerging aromas are incredibly fine, complex and delineated – showing a core of fresh citrus, pear and green apple over notes of fresh pastry, delicate white flowers and flint. The tightly wound aromatics unfold effortlessly across the palate, with a structure that is textured and layered, but never heavy, due to generous freshness and a persistent and mineral finish. The wine is accessible upon release, but will continue to age gracefully over the next ten years.

The 2019 vintage began with steady precipitation throughout the winter months, with a record of eighteen inches of rainfall occurring in February. On top of the wet conditions, cooler weather in February and March caused a later start to the growing season in April. An additional four inches of rain in May created healthy and strong vigor and growth in the vines through the end of July. The wet conditions of the spring were followed by a dry summer culminating with a warm August, allowing for optimal ripening conditions following veraison.

With the abundant winter and spring rainfall and our dedication to farming without irrigation, we were able to dry farm 75% of our vineyards in 2019. The warm and dry conditions allowed the grapes to fully ripen, and harvest began with Sauvignon Blanc on August 27th and continued gradually throughout the first half of September. A dry heat wave beginning on September 24th accelerated the harvest, which was completed by October 7th. The 2019 wines will be defined by purity of fruit and bright freshness.

  • Blend: 76% Sauvignon Blanc, 24% Semillon
  • Production: 327 Cases
  • Appellation: Sonoma Valley
  • Vineyard: Tres Palmas
  • Harvest Dates: 8/27/19 – 9/11/19
  • Fermentation: 54% Neutral French Oak Barrels, 22% New French Oak Barrels, 24% Stainless Steel Tanks
  • Aging: 16 Months in 60% Concrete Eggs, 40% New Austrian Oak Casks
  • Bottling Date: 3/4/21
  • Alcohol: 13.0%