2018 Banshee Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County
92 Points & Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast
This 2018 Sauvignon Blanc opens with a fragrant nose of floral citrus blossom. Flavors of white peach and green apple pack a juicy punch with soft hints of jasmine and lilac. A balanced finish of floral and citrus zest bring bright acidity and a hint of sea salt packs a flavorful finish.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
September 1–7, 2018
Whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel to retain aromatics
The grapes were harvested from September 1–7, 2018 and then whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel to retain aromatics. The wine was cold fermented at 62° - 64°.
Our Sauvignon Blanc comes from a combination of vineyards in the Russian River and Sonoma Valleys. The warm days and cool evenings of these regions are perfect for our style of Sauvignon Blanc: fruit-driven with a backbone of lip-smacking acidity. The 2018 growing season started off cooler than in the past few vintages. Despite longer bloom due to lower temperatures, fruit set remained consistent. Normal rainfall in winter and spring led to a long even period of warm summer days with very few heat spikes. A July cool down resulted in harvest starting 2-3 later than in most recent years and lasting well into November. Patience on the part of growers as well as winemakers was rewarded by fully mature flavors and tannins, excellent depth and color, just naturally balanced wines.