We farm Sauvignon Blanc at Jespersen Ranch. The vineyard is located in the northwestern corner of the Edna Valley AVA just four miles from the ocean. Our three acres of Sauvignon Blanc 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 2022 vintage has juicy acidity, ripe tropical fruit and lemongrass flavors. It’s aromatically stunning, with pineapple, mandarin and kiwi flavors balanced by grassy notes. A fantastic representation of the cool-climate vineyard site.
We hand-harvested our Sauvignon Blanc on September 12th. We lightly pressed the grapes and fermented the wine in a combination of neutral oak barrels and stainless steel drums. The wine went through partial malolactic fermentation, creating a 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 March of 2023.