Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most identifiable white wines in the world with crisp acidity and juicy flavors.
Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc is defined by warm days and cool nights, where the grapes ripen slowly achieving the perfect balance of flavor and acidity.
2021 was nearly a perfect grow season, though it began with a cold start, and lack of rain. The weather warmed up, but the drought continued. This was followed by weeks of steady daytime heat and cool evenings. The berries ripened evenly, but due to the ongoing drought berry size was small. Harvest occurred on September 1.
Winemaker Kevin Hall cold fermented the wine at a chilly 50º in two stainless steel tanks, each with a different yeast to maximize the complexity of the flavors. The slow cold fermentation preserved the bright flavors while enhancing the tropical fruit notes. Seeing no malolactic fermentation or oak aging, our Sauvignon Blanc is sleek and crisp.
Alexander Valley Vineyards is known for varietally correct, food friendly wines that showcase Northern Sonoma County. Our newest addition fits that description, it is not over the top with grapefruit or grassy flavors.
Our 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is a lively wine bottled with a stelvin closure to lock in the freshness. There are aromas of tropical fruits, passion fruit, green apple, grapefruit and melon. Bright acidity is followed by fresh juicy flavors of guava, citrus - lime, grapefruit, and lemongrass, along with a slight minerality. This crisp, dry white wine is sure to become a new favorite, but order while you can. We only produced a limited quantity.
2021: 99 points, Best of Region - White, Best of Class of Appellation & Double Gold Medal - California State Fair
2021: 96 points, Best of Class, & Double Gold Medal - Sunset International Wine Compition