2014 Dutton Ranch - George Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc
This lot is the very first harvest from newly planted vines just to the north of Dutton Ranch's home estate. Planted on the flats with its back to Green Valley Creek, these couple blocks of young Musque clone are already exceeding our expectations for excellent Russian River Sauvignon Blanc.
Hand-picked and dumped whole-cluster into our small bladder press to minimize extraction of green notes from the seeds and skins. This lots was allowed to go through fermentation with its native yeast in 100% neutral oak, but stopped from going through malo-lactic fermentation to preserve its bright tropical and floral aromas.
Tropical notes of coconut and kiwi, juicy nectarines, and aromatic lemon oil and candied ginger. This medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc, is round, but with edgy acidity and a long finish.