2017 Three Rivers Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley
Our intention with the Sauvignon Blanc was to highlight the varietal aromatics and enhance mouthfeel. We chose three specialty yeast strains to help amplify the aromatics and barrel fermented to bring out a rounder mouthfeel. This 2017 Sauvignon Blanc has a floral palate with a refreshing acidity. Aromas of kiwi, lemongrass and jasmine blossom give way to Asian pear, followed by a clean and crisp finish.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
September 12, 2017
3 months in French oak, 10% new
2017 started on the same track as 2016: bud break occurred a bit ahead of normal and was followed by a hot summer. The warm summer months led into cooler conditions in September and October. This resulted in deep intensity and balanced flavors. We picked the Sauvignon Blanc on September 12th.
Gamache, Columbia Valley, 100%
Only 224 cases produced