2021 Sauvignon Blanc
We farm Sauvignon Blanc at Jespersen Ranch. The vineyard is located in the north-western corner of the Edna Valley AVA just four miles from the ocean. Our three acres of vines thrive in the coastal environment and derive their character from the rolling banks of coastal fog in the morning and ocean breezes in the afternoon.
The 2021 vintage has juicy acidity, ripe tropical fruit and lemongrass flavors. It’s aromatically stunning, with pineapple, mandarin and kiwi flavors balanced by subtle grassy notes. A fantastic representation of the cool-climate vineyard site.
After early morning hand-harvests on September 23rd and 29th, we lightly pressed our Sauvignon Blanc grapes. We fermented the wine in a combination of stainless steel tanks and large, neutral puncheon barrels. The barrel-fermented portion helped build a soft, balanced mouthfeel to complement the abundant natural acidity in these coastal grapes. The wine was aged in the same combination of stainless steel and oak barrels before being blended, filtered and bottled in late February of 2022.