2015 Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc, Chalk Hill AVA
92 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide
Our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc showcases pleasant aromas lime blossom, guava, grapefruit and toasted fennel. A balanced wine, it is both crisp and complex with flavors of nectarine, grapefruit zest, and guava on the forefront. It finishes with rich texture and a graceful minerality.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this wine with seafood, fresh pastas, or enjoy as an aperitif.
85% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Sauvignon Gris, 2% Sauvignon Musque
September 8 - September 15, 2015
24.7° Brix at harvest
7 months; 56% french oak, 8% new, 44% stainless steel drums
barrel fermentation with native and cultured yeast; bi-weekly bâtonnage; no malolactic fermentation
Our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc captures the exotic, vibrant and complex fruit character of our estate-grown grapes. The vineyards are ideally situated to take advantage of soil changes, different aspects, and exposure to sun and wind. Sauvignon Gris and Sauvignon Musque add layers of flavor and interest to the blend. In the winery, we preserve the distinctive aromatics of the grapes by minimizing exposure to air and fermenting in a combination of stainless steel and mainly neutral French oak. Aging on the lees with regular stirring bring all the elements together, giving us a complete and harmonious wine. 2015 was another prime vintage with moderate temperatures throughout the spring and summer.