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2013 Sauvignon Blanc

Howell Mountain

Vintage Notes

A warm spring bringing out an early bud break transitioned beautifully into a long sunny summer, and nished with great weather throughout a relatively early harvest, leading to clean and balanced fruit, and ultimately lots of great wine. In 2013, which really turned out to be an ideal growing season, patience to wait for ripeness in the vineyards was key for our crew, as we opted to harvest each lot at it’s peak of maturity, which lead us to crafting some our best wines yet.

Tasting Notes

Our 2013 Sauvignon Blanc beautifully walks the ne line between a classic White Bordeaux and the more ashy and exotic style often attributed to California. On the nose, the wine exhibits notes of bright lime, citrus, lemon grass, and fresh lemon-meringue. The palate follows accordingly with crisp acidity, stone fruits, and a nice round mouth feel lent from its time spent in French oak. The wine nishes clean, dry, and refreshing, and is perfect match for seafood and lightly spiced poultry.

Winemaking Philosophy

Our belief is to focus on making wine “in the field” and let the unique terroir of Howell Mountain come through in every bottle. Striving for balance with regards to alcohol, pH, and oak treatments, our winemaker employs a minimal interventionist philosophy, taking full advantage of the distinctive terroir and the natural factors that make the Howell Mountain Appellation so unique. Minimal use of only fine French oak barrels is utilized in the winemaking process only to support the wine and not to distract from the unique Howell Mountain characteristics. We embrace proven, old-world winemaking methods, using native yeast, natural secondary fermentation, and minimal racking with no fining or filtering to help insure that the true Howell Mountain terrior is expressed in ever glass.

 

                      Winemaker: Bryan Kane                                  Appellation: Howell Mountain

                      Alcohol: 13.5 %                                               Case Production: 200     

                                     Suggested Retail Price: $28.00