2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Grassini 750ML
2020 was a miracle vintage as we have discussed many times over the last year. Somehow, we missed all the wildfires that ravaged the state. A cool year was sped up by a massive heatwave in August, which caused some dehydration and required us pick the Sauvignon Blancs very quickly during the following cool down.. Grapes were picked in our three blocks from August 18-21. Yields were very low (well under 3 tons per acre), but acidities were still excellent due to the cool year.
The 2020 Grassini selection was comprised of wines that were aged in 100% French oak barrels (228L) and Cigars (300L), 10% of which were new. The wine was aged on its lees for a total of 16 months before bottling. The wine shows its usual kaleidoscopic green fruited (kiwi, honeydew) and tropical (passion fruit, fresh coconut) and flavors, with nice lift from vibrant, yet round and lip-smacking acidity.
Extremely limited – Only 250 cases produced, most going to the wine club this Fall.