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2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara 750ML

2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara 750ML

This wine is blended from all four of our vineyards. We choose barrels (or tanks) that have a more energetic, taut, and lively character, along with the depth and concentration that these fabulous vineyards can provide when farmed properly. The wine ages for a total of 8 months on the lees, before it is blended, cold stabilized with a light fining (plant and soil-based fining agents) and gently cross-flow filtered before bottling. This wine has routinely been highly rated by critics and coveted by top restaurants. The wine pairs with a tremendous variety of foods with weight and interest lifted by great structure and acidity. 
2022 started out as a cool vintage, until the weather turned hot in August. The late season heat rushed the low yielding grapes to maturity, and we picked almost all of the grapes in a 8 day time span. Although sugars were a tiny bit elevated (we picked in the nick of time), the grapes still had fantastic acidity from the cool year prior to August. The final blend is 45% Vogelzang, 33% Grassini, 14% Grimm’s Bluff and 8% Two Wolves. The wine was aged in 90% neutral oak barrels and 10% stainless steel for 8 months on the lees before bottling. The wine is delicious out of the gate showing mixed tropical fruits, crisp citrus-laced acidity, minerals and a touch of fresh herbs.

Wine Profile

Vintage 2022
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Size 750 ml