- Wine Type
- Estate - Sweet Wine
- 100% Sauvignon Blanc
- Santa Ynez Valley
- 0.63 g/100ml
This wine is made from our estate vineyard’s highly aromatic “Musqué” clone of Sauvignon Blanc. After picking part of this block for our “Noir Collection” Sauvignon Blanc, we allowed the remaining rows of these grapes to continue to ripen for an additional five weeks. During this extra five weeks of ripening, these “Late Harvest” grapes developed very rich and concentrated flavors.
Harvest: October 1st, 2015
Fermentation: The grapes were picked in the cool morning and immediately pressed. After chilling and settling the juice, the clear juice was racked fermented at a cool temperature to preserve the fresh fruit flavors. When fermentation slowed down, the wine was chilled to retain the remaining residual grape sugar, allowing a classic “late-harvest” richness to complement the concentration of flavor.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 2 months in stainless tank.
Bottling Date: December 8, 2015
Color: medium straw
Aromas: melon, fresh pear, with bright floral and guava notes
Palate: sweet with crisp acidity, lush flavors of ripe cantaloupe and Asian pear