The grapes were sourced from two farms, both owned and organically farmed by Saracina Vineyards. The first, in Redwood Valley, is the original Kathleen’s Vineyard, planted 50 years ago by Owner John Fetzer. The block yields fruit with high natural acidity, stone fruit overtones and a minerality that only old vines and dry farming can produce. The second is a younger planting of Sauvignon Musque at our Atrea vineyard. The Musque adds subtle honey and melon notes to the blend.
The 2011 harvest was officially declared a challenging one, but for white grapes in Mendocino County it could not have been better. A long, cool season and severely reduced crop levels resulted in very small clusters and berries, high natural acidity and lip-smacking varietal character.
Our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc exhibits classic aromas of quince, white peach, evergreen and wet stone notes. The palate is a pure expression of freshness and flinty minerality, with vibrant acidity and our hallmark depth and concentration, both attributable to lees contact and minimal handling.
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