The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc exhibits a vivid varietal character that is rooted in our estate Margarita Vineyard. Here, amid one of the Paso Robles region’s coolest growing environments, the Sauvignon Blanc grape achieves a fine balance of ripeness and raciness, with crisp acidity and appealing mineral accents.
Our aim is to produce an authentic Sauvignon Blanc that reflects the cooler growing conditions at Margarita Vineyard. After a dry winter in 2018, a rainy March saved the day and set the pace for a long, steady growing season—allowing the Sauvignon Blanc fruit to achieve balanced ripeness. We performed four separate picks spanning three weeks, with early picks establishing varietal character and brisk acidity, and later picks layering in riper fruit flavors. Each lot was cold fermented at 55 degrees to retain delicate aromatics and pure fruit flavors. The wine was then aged for eight months in stainless steel tanks to further preserve textural crispness.
The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc offers vibrant aromas of guava, jasmine, apricot and lemon rind. A juicy texture reveals luscious stone fruit flavors complemented by quenching notes of lime and mineral. Notes of spice join crisp acidity on a clean, refreshing finish.
With its buoyant fruit and clean minerality, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is food friendly by nature. Suggested pairings include fresh oysters, seared scallops, light pastas, grilled chicken and sole with butter and lemon.
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
8 months in stainless steel