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2020 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Chalk Hill AVA

2020 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Chalk Hill AVA

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SKU: 108289

93 Points - The Tasting Panel Magazine
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Our 2020 Sauvignon Blanc opens with aromas of lemon curd, grapefruit and white flower. The palate is clean and crisp with flavors of mango and honeydew melon flowing through the long, juicy finish. 

Our 2020 Sauvignon Blanc opens with aromas of lemon curd, grapefruit and white flower. The palate is clean and crisp with flavors of mango and honeydew melon flowing through the long, juicy finish.

Winemaker Notes

Our 2020 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 exposures to sun and wind. Sauvignon Gris and Sauvignon Musqué 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 with carefully selected cultured yeast in a combination of stainless steel and French oak. Aging on the lees with regular stirring bring all the elements together, giving us a complete and harmonious wine.

Composition

90% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Sauvignon Gris, 3% Sauvignon Musqué

Wine Specs

Vintage
2020
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
August 24 - September 24, 2020
Acid
6.594 g/L
pH
3.15
Aging
Aged for 7 months in 59% French oak (13% new), 41% stainless steel
Fermentation
cultured yeast fermentation in barrel
Alcohol %
14.6
Wine Enthusiast
90

Production Notes

Average Yields: 6.2 tons/acre Average Brix at Harvest: 24.3°

Vineyard Notes

The 2020 vintage was a dry growing season, with only a few spring showers, but we had good fruit-set and cluster development. Our Sauvignon Blanc grapes came in perfectly ripe and beautiful at harvest.

Production

bi-weekly bâtonnage for three months