2018 Lincourt Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley
Our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc opens with aromas of kiwi fruit and gooseberry, with accents of peach tea to complement the bright, lean, racy palate. Flavors of fresh lime zest and hints of pineapple finish with soft nectarine fruit. This wine would pair well with halibut ceviche.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Santa Ynez Valley
September 24 - November 2, 2018
December 6, 2018
The 2018 vintage kicked off with an extremely unusual heat spike in February that sent the vines into a rapid, early start but was quickly followed by a cold spell. Frost events had longer duration than prior years and the season continued its cold to moderate temperature pattern through May. The first pop of real heat finally arrived mid-June and temperatures remained moderate the rest of the growing season allowing the grapes to gradually ripen. We started picking 3 weeks later than typical but the rich flavor profiles were worth the wait.
All of the fruit was harvested from the Allamo Pintado Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley from September 24 to November 2, 2018. The fruit was hand harvested in the early morning hours. After whole cluster pressing, the grapes were fermented at low temperatures to retain aromatics. The wine was fermented and aged in 100% stainless steel tanks to ensure bright flavors and crisp texture.