The core fruit for our Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc comes from the same family-owned vineyard that we have
partnered with for the last ten years, since our first vintage of making this wine. This 37-year-old Gibson vineyard sits on the Talmage Bench just east of Ukiah and the vineyard has been farmed organically for the last fifteen years. We compliment that fruit with grapes from another vineyard that is also farmed to very high standards using organic methods. The McFadden vineyard is located at the far edge of Potter Valley, and the grapes from these vines create a harmonizing floral quality to the lemon zest and
minerality of the Gibson fruit.
Our Sauvignon Blanc is made in a certified organic,
carbon-neutral winery. After harvest, the fruit was allowed to macerate for several hours in the press. This closely monitored process allowed the juice to extract aromatics and just the right amount of astringency from the gently broken skin, adding to the wine’s intensity and
complexity. Once pressed, the juice was fermented in stainless steel in order to showcase the exquisite varietal character. The wine was given “sur lie aging” for a period of time prior to bottling in order to enhance the wine’s aromatics, structure, complexity, and mouth feel.