Sauvignon Blanc Reserve2014

19.99

Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

We celebrate an entirely new generation of this wine at our estate, planted in sites prepared specifically for its three clonal varieties, selected in New Zealand for their adaptability to our warm growing conditions. Fermentation and aging in stainless steel, with extended contact with the lees, capture the vibrant aromas and refreshing palate of Sauvignon Blanc with firm body and lively food friendliness.

 

Featured Profile

Securing Sauvignon Blanc

Year

2014

Cellar Life

4yrs

A single, light frost at the outset of the season inflicted minor crop losses, but thereafter a pattern stabilized as one of moderate rain, and daytime temperatures never approaching hot ranges. In the crucial last 6 weeks of the growing season, from early September to mid-October, we enjoyed a period of consistent high pressure, with clear blue sky, warm days and cool evenings. The whites bear a refreshing profile, their higher than average acidity a gift of the cooler season, in turn yielding extravagantly fragrant aromatics.

Critics Challenge, San Diego 2014 Silver Medal
Beverage Testing Institute, 2015 Gold Medal, 92 Points, Best Virginia White
State Fair of Virginia Wine Competition, 2015 Silver Medal
American Wine Society Competition Silver Medal
Dan Berger International Wine Competition Gold Medal
State Fair of Virginia Competition, 2016 Best-in-Show (whites)
Fermentation In stainless steel for 15 days at 55º F
Aging On the lees in stainless steel 5 months
Composition Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Analysis Alcohol, 13.5%
Residual Sugars, 0.%
Total Acidity, 0.66%

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