2019 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.
Our smallest Sauvignon Blanc offering, theres an abundance of spicy, citrus, and subtle woodsy notes in this wine. With each sip, another layer exposes itself to your palategrapefruit, tangerine peel, Meyer lemon, candied pineapple, jasmine. Although fully barrel fermented and barrel aged, this wine is very smooth with no overt oakiness and tremendous acidity that is both welcoming and refreshing. Our flagship Sauvignon Blanc, the Queue Collection is known for its compelling creaminess married with a deft lightness. This single vineyard offering is exceptional now and will continue to highlight its merits through 2028-2030. This
is lip-smacking with ceviche, asparagus with melted brie, roasted pork with fresh rosemary, and kung pao chicken or other spicy Asian dishes.
315 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