The 2021 vintage turned out to be a fantastic growing season, with no frost and very mild temperatures throughout most of the year. However, the unpredictable spring rains ended in March in what would become one of the driest seasons on record in Sonoma County. Despite a predicted early harvest due to dry conditions, we were pleased to find flavors and high acidities indicating everything was in balance and on track for a September harvest.
Our 2021 vintage opens with bright grapefruit and peach notes highlighted by lime and tropical tones. The body is supple with vibrant acidity creating a unique contrast on the palate with sweet and tart flavors featured prominently. This wine finishes with bright citrus and a lingering nectarine. Enjoy this wine alongside soft cheeses, pickled golden beet salad or fresh caught oysters on the half shell.
Davis Bynum is distinguished as the first winery to produce a single vineyard Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. The vintage was 1973 and the grapes were from Joe Rochiolis now prized vineyard. Today, our heritage of winemaking lives on through hand-crafted single vineyard wines grown exclusively in the Russian River Valley.
Deep in the heart of the Russian River Valley, we have a five acre gem of Sauvignon Blanc. As a tribute to Davis Bynum's second love, who he found later in life, we named the five acres Virginia's Block. The vines are planted in east-west rows in shallow gravelly Huichica loam. The vines are cane pruned and trained to open up the canopy to allow the sunlight to touch the fruit. These fruit clusters turn golden through harvest, as the flavors become fully mature.
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
TA: 0.76 g/100mL
Cellar & Fermentation: 9 weeks in 42% Acacia, 34% stainless drums, 24% old French oak barrels