Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Elegant and balanced Sauvignon Blanc. Grapefruit, lime zest, kiwi on the nose; slow cold fermentation creates balanced and delightful palate; crisp finish.
Napa Valley, California
VINEYARD: Rutherford Estate
VARIETAL: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
FERMENTATION: Stainless Steel
MATURATION: Stainless Steel
“Abounding aromas of grapefruit, lime zest, kiwi, and melon with hints of white flowers and fresh cut green grass. Slow cold fermentations retain the natural complexities of our Rutherford fruit, while developing a balanced mouthfeel that finishes with the crisp acid of a classic dry white wine that leaves you wanting more.” - Justin Carr
An early bud break, wet spring soils, and a long growing season produced a vintage with excellent quality. A wet spring started fast and rapid growth was met with average summer temperatures, which slowed development and reduced yields. The result was a moderate crop of well-concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly before an early harvest.
FOOD PAIRING NOTES
Fresh Crab, Basil Pesto, or Goat Cheese with Honey
LONG MEADOW RANCH
Owned by Ted, Laddie, and Christopher Hall, LMR employs an integrated, organic farming system, using simple, sustainable methods. Each part of the Ranch contributes to the health of the whole. Vineyards and wine making, olive orchards and olive oil making, cattle and horse breeding all work together in complementary fashion, as do the egglaying poultry flock and the organic vegetable gardens. All crops are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and are grown without the use of herbicides, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers.