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The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc exhibits a vivid varietal character that is rooted in our estate Margarita Vineyard. Here, amid one of the Paso Robles region’s coolest growing environments, the Sauvignon Blanc grape achieves a fine balance of ripeness and raciness, with crisp acidity and appealing mineral accents.
The 2014 vintage comes exclusively from Block 41 at Margarita Vineyard, where the vines occupy rocky alluvial soils that vary in density, elevation and exposure. As the block slopes downward from its crown, the soils become thicker, and the temperatures more brisk. These variances shape the fruit and contribute dimension to the final blend.
Our aim is to produce an authentic Sauvignon Blanc that reflects the cooler growing conditions at Margarita Vineyard. In 2014, we performed four separate picks at varying degrees of ripeness over a span of 21 days. The first pick created a foundation of bright acidity and grapefruit character, while the later picks contributed incremental layers of riper tropical flavors. All of the lots were cold fermented at 55 degrees over an extended period to retain delicate aromatics and pure fruit flavors.
The fresh, vibrant flavors of the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc are a fine match for oysters, crab cakes, pan-seared Dover sole, lemon-herb chicken and grilled corn salad.