2018 Queue Collection Sauvignon Blanc
Dry Creek Valley
Phased picking at different maturity levels brought natural acid, alcohol balance, and layers of aromas/flavors. Whole-cluster pressing with limited controlled skin contact ensured balance. Cool fermentation with extended fine lees contact in barrel added rich mouthfeel texture and allowed natural settling minimizing wine handling prior to bottling. No malolactic fermentation.
Aromatic with both intense fruit and complex spicy and woodsy notes. A cornucopia of flavors including cantaloupe, pomelo grapefruit zest, Crenshaw melon, ripe pineapple, and Meyer lemon with nuanced spices and honeysuckle. Deftly light with a gorgeous roundness. The finish is creamy with fresh acidity and lingers begging you to sip again and again. This single vineyard offering tastes beautifully now and will continue to showcase all of its virtues through 2027-2029. Savor it with roasted halibut with fresh lemon slices, black olive tapenade, French onion soup, Saint Andre on crackers, or cheese fondue (we recommend Gruyere).
313 cases | Made with organically-grown grapes
VINEYARD 100% Wine Creek Ranch, CCOF-certified organic estate
COMPOSITION 100% Sauvignon Blanc
FERMENTATION Aged sur lie for seven and a half months; 100% fermented and aged in a combination of French oak and acacia barrels.
BARREL AGING Seven and a half months; 60 gallon and 500L lightly-toasted French oak and acacia barrels; 40% new, 1-2 year and neutral