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2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Alcohol %
14.9

2014 Sauvignon Blanc

Classic green apples, ripe pears, lime zest, and lemon meringue are accented by subtle lychee nut, papaya, passion fruit, honey, baked almonds and vanillin oak. Bright acidity is complimented by a nice balance of viscosity.

This item is available through the Tasting Room directly. Please call us at 805-688-9463 ext 223 or email order@sunstonewinery.com for assistance and estimated delivery time.
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This item is available through the Tasting Room directly. Please call us at 805-688-9463 ext 223 or email order@sunstonewinery.com for assistance and estimated delivery time.

GRAPES

91% Sauvignon Blanc, El Camino Real Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley

9% Chardonnay, Los Alamos Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley

TASTING NOTES/SENSORY

Classic green apples, ripe pears, lime zest, and lemon meringue are accented by subtle lychee nut, papaya, passion fruit, honey, baked almonds and vanillin oak. Bright acidity is complimented by a nice balance of viscosity.

 

CRAFTED

We picked about 5 tons of Sauvignon Blanc in early September 2014 from the El Camino Real Vineyard. The grapes were gently pressed, then settled and fermented in 100% stainless steel. Upon completion of fermentation the wine was transferred to 100% neutral French Oak barrels where it aged for approximately four months. A 9% blend of 2014 Chardonnay from Los Alamos vineyard was added to increase acidity, improve color and made the overall wine more exotic. The wine nearly completed malolactic fermentation before being cold stabilized, filtered and bottled to nearly 350 cases of 12/750mL bottles in January, 2015.

NOTEWORTHY

French vine growers in the 17th century decided to hybrid Sauvignon Blanc with Cabernet Franc to create the noble Cabernet Sauvignon of Bordeaux. That makes Sauvignon Blanc the Mother of Cabernet Sauvignon. Respect.

CELLAR

Patience may not always a be a virtue. In full disclosure, Sauvignon Blanc is best consumed young (generally speaking). For those who appreciate less fruit-forward, aged whites, we would allow the idea of "braving it" up to three years in the cellar. Because this Sauvignon Blanc is delectably flawless, we recommend that you serve it only slightly chilled to show off its complex, multi-layered aromatics.

CREDITS

Bion Rice, Director of Winemaking

Jose Gomez, Cellar Master

Guadalupe Chavez, Assistant Cellar Master

CHEMISTRY

Alcohol: 14.38%

pH: 3.46

Titratable Acidity (TA): .535

Residual Sugar: .81 g/L

Malic Acid: 41

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