2018 Ryder Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Ryder Estate wines are crafted from the sustainably farmed estate vineyards on California’s golden Central Coast. The Central Coast is blessed with cool ocean air that blankets the vineyards in the early morning until the warm sun peaks through the clouds in the afternoon. This wonderful combination of sea, sunshine and soil makes perfect growing conditions for the grapes to develop intense flavors and elegant character that is true to each varietal.
After harvest, the fruit is gently whole-cluster pressed, chilled, lightly settled and slowly fermented in stainless steel tanks at a cool 50°F. Fermentation is cold and slow to preserve the fresh fruit aromatics and lively varietal character
The Ryder Estate Sauvignon Blanc is fresh, lively and bright. Aromas of citrus, guava and grapefruit lead into a palate of green apple and apricot with a note of fresh herbs.