2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Grassini 750ML
2019 marks the twelfth vintage we have worked with Grassini fruit. We buy this fruit by the acre, allowing us to employ our own vineyard management techniques. Over the years we have honed those techniques, and we are happier than ever with the way the vineyard has performed.
The 2019 wine was fermented and aged in French oak barrels (228L) and Cigars (300L), 10% of which were new. The wine was aged on its lees for 16 months before bottling. The wine shows its usual kaleidoscopic aromas and flavors, with nice lift from vibrant, yet round and lip-smacking acidity.
Jeb Dunnuck had this to say, and while we love the “96 points” he gave the wine, we prefer the language he used, to wit:
“I’d wager one of the finest examples of this variety in California, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Grassini Family Vineyard reveals a lighter gold hue as well as a brilliant array of crushed citrus, lime, fresh fig, green almonds, and crushed rock-like minerality. Based on 100% Sauvignon Blanc that was barrel fermented and aged in just 10% new French oak, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, a concentrated, vibrant mouthfeel, bright and integrated acidity, and great finish. This puppy will keep for two decades.