2019 District 7 Sauvignon Blanc
The selected fruit is from five estate vineyards in Monterey County, 70% located in northern estates and 30% from estate located about 25 miles to the south. Sauvignon Blanc is ultra-sensitive to climate and grapes from vineyards that are just a few miles apart can impart very different taste characteristics. The brisk and windy conditions to the north bring out the grassy and herbal traits of this varietal, while the warmer, sunshine-drenched environment further south brings out the fruity melon flavors.
Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed, chilled, and racked clean to a refrigerated stainless steel tank. The juice was slowly fermented at a cool temperature to enhance the varietal aromatics. To preserve the bright fruit flavors and varietal character, it is fermented and aged it entirely in stainless steel. This allows the wine’s crisp, zesty qualities and distinctive freshness to shine through.
The District 7 Sauvignon Blanc is very bright, lively and fresh with a pop of tropical fruit. A lively array of tropical fruit, citrus and white peach flavors glide across the palate. This is a vibrant wine that finishes with a refreshing, crisp acidity.