After 22 years as the premier producer of Happy Canyon Sauvignon Blanc we are back to where we began with the production of small lots of vineyard specific bottlings. We firmly believe this very special region of Santa Barbara County produces world-class wines. The high mineral (low nutrient) soils of the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA automatically put this wine into a special category. The tremendous diurnal temperature swings (lowest lows to the highest highs and back to the lowest lows in one day) along with reductive winemaking, bâtonnage, results in mineral quality, a textured palate and savoriness. Additionally, an ability to age for ten to twenty years.
The original desire to produce Sauvignon Blanc began at McGinley Vineyards. Ben Merz took me to Block 2A, which is a peninsula that narrows to the south. This block is perfectly positioned to the sun and has been the core and soul of our Sauvignon Blanc production for the last 22 years. 152 cases made.
Color: Light yellow straw, vibrant and clear.
Aroma: Exotic orange and white fruit, marula fruit, touch of grass, with juicy fruit gum.
Palate: Rich, full-bodied, concentrated, vibrant and strong middle palate. Exemplary example of Sauvignon Blanc from a special section of old vines.