2018 Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc, Rutherford, Napa, California (750ml)
Aromas of lemon zest, and apricot, along with kiwi, citrus blossom and a hint of fresh cut green grass on the palate, combine with a mouthwatering acidity that results in a crisp, elegant wine.
Winemaker Notes ~ The 2018 growing season started soon after the February rains. With high moisture levels in the nutrient-rich soils and days of sunshine, bud break took place early. Mild spring weather made for an extended bloom with sunshine, mild temperatures, and no wind. The fruit continued to ripen during the summer months and from June to early August temperatures were steady and warm, with no heat spikes. Ripening continued over an extended period, allowing for balanced fruit development and a steady harvest going well into October. The long growing season, along with careful, slow and cold fermentations preserve natural varietal aromas.