Single Vineyard Ricioli Sauvignon Blanc 2017
This vineyard lies in the Green Valley region which is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA. The vineyard’s terroir is very cool due to its close proximity to the ocean and the sandy-loam soil is well drained, providing perfect growing conditions for superior Chardonnay. This ranch has a long history of producing some of our best Chardonnay.
Heavy winter rains recharged the soil after years of drought and a moderate summer made for a steady growing season. Sauvignon Blanc is an earlier ripening variety and we missed all the temperature swings that happened in September, resulting in a beautifully balanced wine. Harvested by hand on August 29th, the grapes were pressed gently and the free run juice was protected from oxidation and fermented cold. The wine was left on the yeast for 3 months prior to racking and bottling. Our Ricioli Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc opens with aromas of ripe passionfruit, grapefruit and orange zest layered with subtle notes of white pepper. This wine is well-structured with a clean, refreshing style and minerality that is characteristic of its stainless steel fermentation.
- Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
- Appellation: Russian River Valley
- Aging: Stainless steel
- Acidity: 7.5g/L
- pH: 3.0
- Alcohol: 14.1%