The grapes are from McGinley Vineyard on the warm edges of the Santa Ynez River between Solvang and Santa Ynez near Los Olivos. An area whose climate we think ideal for Sauvignon Blanc.
Winemaker, Bruce McGuire, selected a small block within the McGinley Vineyard. A block he recognized as having potential and one he could go back to year after year. Familiarity is important in order to extract the qualities that each vineyard offers.
Using a cool slow fermentation in refrigerated stainless steel tanks he kept the aromatic components of the Musque clone while developing the flinty characteristics and flavor of the grape.
Winemaker Comments: Our Stainless Steel Sauvignon Blanc is 100% Musque Clone from McGinley Vineyard in Happy Canyon which is the warmest AVA in the Santa Ynez Valley. The aromatic Musque Clone is more tropical with citrus blossom rather than green herb of other SB clones.
Tasting Notes: The 2017 Stainless Steel Sauvignon Blanc shines crystal clear with just a touch of lemon color. Subtle notes of lemon grass, apricot, and honey greet the nose. The aromas are followed by flavors of lemon, honeydew, and crushed limestone. Light, crisp, and bright -- this wine pairs well with fruit salads, firm white fish, and goat’s milk cheeses.
2018 Sauvignon Blanc - McGinley Vineyard (Stainless Steel)
100% McGinley Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
AVA: Happy Canyon
September 21, 2018
March 21, 2019
100% stainless steel fermentation at cool temperature
Production: 176 cases
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