Produced as always entirely from grapes grown here on our estate, the 2016 au Naturel once again offers the gorgeous mouthfeel, compelling minerality, rich and balanced flavors, and long-term ageability this cuvee is renowned for. With notes of honeysuckle, Meyer lemon, and cantaloupe on the palate, this extraordinary wine (100% Sauvignon Blanc and produced 100% in stainless steel with 24 hours of skin contact for additional depth) finishes with grapefruit and hints of peach.
Cases Produced: 521
Vineyard Sources: 100% Estate, Los Olivos Vineyard Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Harvest Dates: September 1st, 3rd, and 5th, 2016
Chemistry: Brix: 23.8; pH: 3.32
Winemaking: The grapes were harvested entirely by hand, before receiving 24 hours of skin contact. With an additional resting on the fine lees for 5 months before racking, we find this helps to create a more complex wine.
Bottling date: April 24th, 2017
Optimal drinking window: 2017-2023