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.