Joy Sauvignon Blanc 2018
100% Sauvignon Blanc, another great vintage from our J&J Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley. The intense flavor of this delicious wine is captivating and you will instantly see why the French call their finest Sauvignon Blanc a "savage white!"
Perfect with soft goat cheese or brie but just as at home with Sushi, Chinese food or any chicken or fish dish. The flavor however,makes this wine a great drink all by itself.
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Crisp and elegant with grapefruit and citrus flavors on the nose rolling on to a beautiful ripe honeydew melon in the mouth. The slight mineral structure reminds one of limestone and hints at the wine's food pairing value as it lingers past the finish to leave you wanting more.
Picked 8.448 tons on 8/31/18 producing approximately 500 cases
Drove into the vineyard thinking we should be checking the sugars - one taste of the fruit and it said "Pick-Me" and we did! Cold stabilized on March 15, 2019 and sent to bottle April 4, 2019.
Traditionally Sauvignon Blanc is from cooler climates, however this is no cool climate, grassy, herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc. Grown in the center of Dry Creek Valley in a old stream bed under the shade of a small mountain it gets cool mornings, hot midday periods, then loses the sun early behind the mountain. Grown here it takes on more peach, passion fruit and grapefruit flavor nuances.
Barrel fermented in neutral French White Burgundy barrels.