2020 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Yamhill-Carlton (Estate)
The 2020 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is a different take on the the wine production process from our traditional aromatic Sauvignon Blancs. Each wine started our from our estate vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton AVA, and were farmed to maximize aromatics and fruit-forward notes. However, the Reserve was barrel fermented and aged for 18 months prior to bottling. The wine was aged on the lees; that is, the yeast from the primary fermentation was left in the barrel, a process that is also known as Sur Lie. The Sur Lie process builds a bigger mid-palate and creates a more round mouthfeel over time. The lees contact along with barrel aging contact created a wine that is similar in mouthfeel and texture to an aged Chardonnay but with the fruitiness of a Sauvignon Blanc.
Bronze - Portland Seafood & Wine 2023
|Vintage:||2020 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Yamhill-Carlton (Estate)|
|Country of Origin:||UNITED STATES|
|State of Origin:||Oregon|
|Vineyard:||Old Wagon Road Vineyard|
|Aging:||Barrel aged 15 months|