2023 Sauvignon Blanc

Retail Price: $24.00

Bright, crisp, rich Sauvignon Blanc - our third vintage

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most identifiable white wines in the in the world with crisp acidity and juicy flavors.  AVV Sauvignon Blanc is defined by warm days and cool nights, where the grapes ripen slowly, achieving the perfect balance. 

2023 began with heavy winter rainfall that delivered much needed moisture to the vines, followed by a long, cool growing season.  Our Sauvignon Blanc harvest occurred about three weeks later than last year, but the long hang time allowed for the development of complexity.  At harvest, the quality of the fruit was excellent with balanced acidity and intense flavors.

Winemaker Kevin Hall cold fermented the wine at a chilly 50º in stainless steel tanks, preserving the bright flavors while enhancing the tropical fruit notes.  Seeing no malolactic fermentation or oak aging, our Sauvignon Blanc is rich with crisp acidity.

Alexander Valley Vineyards is known for varietally correct, food friendly wines that showcase Northern Sonoma County.  Our third vintage Sauvignon Blanc easily fits that description with its well balanced citrus flavors.   

Our 2023 Sauvignon Blanc is a lively wine bottled with a stelvin closure to lock in the freshness.  There are aromas of tropical fruits, guava, slight passion fruit, pineapple, grapefruit and melon.  Bright acidity is followed by fresh juicy flavors of citrus, lime, grapefruit, and slight minerality.  This dry white wine is sure to become a new favorite. 

2022: 95 points & Gold Medal - California State Fair
2022: 92 points - Tasting Panel
2022: 90 points & Gold Medal - Sunset International Wine Competition