2018 Fig Tree Sauvignon Blanc
All the elements of the world's best Sauvignon Blanc converge at Fig Tree Vineyard. The site is located at the confluence of two waterways, Wine Creek and Dry Creek. The wine's mineral freshness comes from the alluvial, rocky soils that have been scoured over millennia. The rare Musqué clone adds complexity and aromatic lift. Simply put, the right grape + the right place = Fig Tree Sauvignon Blanc.
Immediately aromatic from the get go with classic straw color and hints of green around the edges. Notes of fig (of course!), baked pear, and white flowers leap from the glass. Balanced and brisk, flavors of guava, passion-fruit, lime zest, gooseberry, loads of tropical fruit, white grapefruit rind, and subtle spice from the acacia barrels meld effortlessly. There is a delightful acidity mid-palate that carries through to the long finish to refresh the palate. This wine is crisp, salivating, and aromatic. We continue to be thrilled with the ageability of our Sauvignon Blancs. From our regular library tastings, we know this wine will continue to improve through 2027-2028. The natural acidity of this racy Fig Tree Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc lends itself to fattier dishes, porchetta, wild salmon cakes, or a fava bean purée
spread on crostini.
Made with Organically Grown Grapes
Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc, Clone 1 and Sauvignon Musqué
Cooperage: 50% fermented and aged in neutral French oak and
acacia barrels; 50% stainless steel fermentation.