Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Location: Redwood Valley, Mendocino
Vineyard: Upton Ranch, CCOF Organic
Soil: Pinole Gravelly Loam
Production: ~250 cases
Zesty and refreshing aromatics of passionfruit, lime, and white flowers are balanced with with a mineral austerity. Light and fresh this wine does well at a garden party, or down at the beach.
Originally planted in 1969 these old vine Sauvignon Blanc vines thrive under the honest and hardworking care of the Upton family. They apply compost and cover crop to keep up soil nutrition, and thanks to regular canyon winds they are able to be minimalist in the organic management of powdery mildew. On well drained
pinole gravelly loam soils yields are a modest ~3 tons/acre. They have maintained CCOF organic certification since 1990.
The fruit is destemmed and allowed to rest on their skins overnight. This allows flavors and aromatic compounds to leach from the grape skins as well as contributing some texture. The fresh juice is then fermented with native yeasts
in stainless steal to preserve aromatics and freshness. No filtration, no ameliorations, and no sulfite additions. 0/0