Our inaugural vintage of Sauvignon Blanc. 100% Sauvignon Blanc sourced from the McGah Vineyard on the southeastern border of the Rutherford appellation. Despite some ups and downs early in the growing season, a warm and not too hot late summer created nearly perfect harvest conditions in 2019. The wine was aged in 80 gallon stainless steel barrels to promote and develop aromatic purity.
Harvested from twenty-year old vines planted with the To Kalon clone, the block was farmed to yields (less than four tons per acre) typically not seen with Sauvignon Blanc. The result was more consistent ripeness throughout the block which added a unique richness and texture to balance the grapes natural acidity.
||Dry White Wine
||80 Gallon Stainless Steel Barrels
||3 to 5 Years
An elegant and seductive perfume of white peach, ginger, and dried sage ascends to a rush of Asian pear, lemon marmalade, and tropical lychee flavors. Crushed chalk minerality and brioche like toastiness emerges and the wine opens. Delightfully balanced with bright acidity and a rich, full bodied mouth feel. A Sauvignon Blanc that will age beautifully.
McGah Vineyard encompasses 65 acres in Rutherford near the Silverado Trail. The area is hallowed ground from Cabernet Sauvignon, however the vineyard maintains several small parcels of Sauvignon Blanc. Harvested from Block 7 planted with the famous To Kalon clone. Twenty year old vines farmed to less than four tons per acre, yields typically not seen with Sauvignon Blanc
195 Cases Produced