Blend – 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation – Yakima Valley
Vineyard – Olsen Vineyard
7.2 grams/L Total Acidity
Techniques – Destemmed and gently pressed after 2-3 day skin contact. Stirred weekly during primary fermentation and three times during malolactic fermentation. Aged on lees 7 months.
Oak Program – Fermented in 38% neutral French oak, 20% second use French oak, 19% concrete, 18% stainless steel, 5% Egg
Production – 2,400 bottles
Retail Price – $36
UPC – 856589001200
Winemaker’s Notes This is the first ever bottling of this varietal from Dusted Valley, and we are thrilled to be able to share it with you. This Sauvignon Blanc was thoughtfully crafted with the great white wines of the Bordeaux region as inspiration for our winemaking team. The grapes were destemmed and underwent skin contact prior to pressing to encourage phenolic development in the wine, creating balance with the predominantly barrel-fermented juice. The wine was guided through primary with its native yeast as there was no commercial yeast inoculum. The resulting wine is stunning and delicious! This is a wine that could easily be enjoyed over the next 5-6 years if anyone dares to show the restraint.
The unmistakable nose has the classic “SB” nose of fresh green herbs, citrus and lime zest. The palate marries flavors of grapefruit, lime and honeysuckle with beautiful rich texture and balancing acidity that drives a long-lasting finish sure to light up beautiful seafood, and roasted chicken.