2023 Alexander Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc

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2023 Alexander Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc
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/ 750 ml
SKU: RY23SB-750ml
Alexander Valley
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Oak aging
3 months in neutral French oak barrels, 1 new Acacia barrel, & 1 new lightly toasted French oak barrel with Acacia heads.
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Production Notes
10 Barrels Produced
Winemaker Notes
The 2023 Sauvignon Blanc was picked early in the morning. Once the fruit arrived at the winery it was weighed and immediately loaded into the press as whole clusters. The grapes were then pressed, and the juice was pumped to a tank to be cold settled. Cold settling is a process to chill the newly pressed juice to 40-50F for 2-3 days typically. The cold temperature helps the sediment in the juice settle to the bottom of the tank. Once this happened the juice was then racked off the lees or sediment to 8-year-old neutral French barrels to begin fermentation. A commercial wine yeast was added that is specifically intended for the Sauvignon Blanc varietal fermentation. After fermentation the wine was racked to a tank, then pumped back to the same barrels on light lees for the next 3 months. It was pumped out of barrels to tank just prior to bottling.