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2018 Banshee Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

2018 Banshee Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

92 Points & Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast
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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 brings bright acidity and a hint of sea salt packs a flavorful finish.

Ratings

92 Points & Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast. 92 Points - Wine Spectator. "Distinctive and extremely fragrant, with jasmine and lemon thyme notes singing up front. Crisp and juicy pear, Key lime, dried mango and tangerine flavors gain momentum on the long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now.” —M.W

Winemaker Notes

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.

Composition

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Specs

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Sonoma County
Harvest Date
September 1–7, 2018
Acid
6.3 g/L
pH
3.3
Aging
Stainless Steel
Fermentation
Whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel to retain aromatics
Alcohol %
13.6
Wine Spectator
92
Wine Enthusiast
92

Production Notes

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°.

Vineyard Notes

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.