Dollarhide Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2021
The Dollarhide Estate Sauvignon Blanc showcases the power and elegance of the Dollarhide Ranch most elegantly. The fruit primarily comes from one parcel within the vineyard, featuring almost 40-year-old vines and deep sandy loam. A gentle amount of new French oak and lees aging rounds out and relaxes the profile of this robust white wine.
The Dollarhide Vineyard is often referred to as a “valley within a valley”, featuring elevations ranging from 600 to 1,100 feet above sea level, seven different soil series, 13 soil variations and unique microclimates. Most of the fruit comes from Parcel 5, an area which produced such exceptional Sauvignon Blanc that all future propagations across the entire Dollarhide Vineyard were sourced from here.
After a cool morning harvest, the grapes are fermented between stainless steel and French oak barrels. The wine then rests on its lees for 5 months in 16% new French oak.
Low rainfall and a warm summer combined for somewhat early harvests, though the reduced yields provided for some decadently layers wines.
Fresh aromas of lemon, lemon custard, basil and anise are complemented by a vanillin thread.
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Wine Advocate - February 9, 2023 "A portion (16%) of the 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Dollarhide Estate Vineyard was matured in wood, so there's a delicate hint of pencil shavings on the nose, accenting scents of fig, melon and tangerine. It's a bit riper and fleshier in the mouth than the estate bottling but still with excellent freshness and a bright, crisp finish." - September 2022
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