2021 Laurel Glen 'Blanc Slate' Sauvignon Blanc
This refreshing and aromatic alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon comes from an old vine Sauvignon Blanc vineyard in the Russian River Valley
The label is our tongue in cheek homage to the extensive brainstorming needed, not all of it while sober, to come up with a name that hasn’t already been trademarked and that captures the “je ne sais quoi” of this wine.
Vineyard Notes: Our Blanc Slate Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from Hopkins River Ranch, a Sauvignon Blanc vineyard in Russian River Valley planted in the 1970’s. The old vines produce unusually small, intensely flavored berries. We whole cluster press the fruit to preserve maximum freshness and then ferment slowly at low temperature to accentuate the natural richness of the grapes. The grapes for this wine were picked on Labor Day, 2021.
Tasting Notes: The wine has delicate tropical fruit aromas, hints of Meyer lemon zest and delicious minerality. There is a beautiful richness in the mouth offset by a bright, mouthwatering acidity.