The 2022 vintage turned out to be dry and mild. Rain from the previous autumn was light and the new year was warm and dry with highs up to 70 degree in early spring. After light sprinkles in late spring and early summer, the temperature turned predictably hot in June but, overall, the season was mild with most summer days peaking around 85-90 degrees. An early harvest came as no surprise with the seasonable weather, and we picked the two vineyards just three days apart in early September.
Our 2022 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
Cellar & Fermentation: 7 weeks in 62% old French oak barrels, 35% seasoned Acacia, 3% stainless steel