2019 Highway 12 Sauvignon Blanc
88 Points The Wine Enthusiast!
We love Sauvignon Blanc and after a few years of vineyard experimentation, we have found our 2 vineyard sources that support the expression and character we believe in. The arrangement for this wine is simple; a couple of vineyards combined with straightforward winemaking protocols with a few twists.
The winemaking team called for a mid-harvest pick to encourage riper flavors yet maintaining ideal acid levels for structure. While the wine was mostly fermented and aged in stainless steel we set aside a small lot for barrel fermentation and barrel aging, all neutral. The result is a wine exhibiting vibrant flavors of melon, guava and apricot with a shiny, bright finish. Vineyard selection here shows why Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc can be so rewarding.