2017 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc

Estate

Winemaking Notes

Fresh, bright and crisp, this Sauvignon Blanc is a wine of balance, richness and aromatic complexity. The Alexander Valley fruit provides the backbone to this Sauvignon Blanc, while the ocean cooled Russian River Valley fruit offers zesty citrus notes of grapefruit, lime blossoms and lemongrass. The warmer Dry Creek Valley fruit gives the wine a wonderful honeydew melon and tropical flavor.

Food pairings

This classic Sauvignon Blanc pairs wonderfully with oysters, salads, vegetable quiche and a variety of seafood dishes.

History

Rod Strong established our heritage Sauvignon Blanc vineyard in 1971, naming it Charlotte's Home in honor of his wife. Today, that vineyard remains the core of our Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc, along with our estate vineyards in the Alexander Valley as well as the Russian River Valley and Dry Creek Valley.

The Vineyards

The 2017 vintage will not be soon forgotten. The all-time percipitation record was set by mid-April as rain swept like waves over the North Coast, filling all of the lakes, ponds and reservoirs. As the rainclouds subsided and the sun came out, the vineyards in the Russian River Valley endured six different heat waves at or above 100F, including a memorable one on Labor Day at 110F. We harvested the fruit from August 29 through September 30 to make this wonderful wine.

$17.00

Appelation:

Sonoma County

Varietal:

Sauvignon Blanc

Alcohol:

13.5%

TA:

0.69g/100ml

PH:

3.26

Cellar & Fermentation:

90% cold fermented in stainless steel tanks, 10% barrel fermented in French oak barrels with completed malolactic fermentation

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