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2017 Russian River Selection Sauvignon Blanc
2017 Russian River Selection Sauvignon Blanc
Russian River Valley
VINEYARD: The Patient Terrier Vineyard is a family-owned property located on Eastside Road, in the heart of Russian River Valley. The 24-acre site is planted to predominantly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but two small acres of Sauvignon Blanc were introduced in 2012. The mixture of clones 1, 23 and 30 offer a beautiful array of varietal aromas, flavors and textures. The site has a volcanic clay, rock and Goldridge Sandy Loam composition with well-drained topsoil, so a moderately vigorous, clay-preferring rootstock was chosen. Owner Greg Conklin’s goal is to produce the finest wine grapes possible while remaining a good steward of the land, and farming practices strive to maintain the proper balance between vine growth and fruit development. The ultimate goal is to be able to pick the grapes at optimal ripeness so that the wine possesses varietal character and a true sense of place.
 
TASTING NOTES: Bright, invigorating aromas of fresh Meyer lemon and lime zest fill the glass and quickly engage the senses. Layers of green apple and lemongrass are framed with an essence of wet concrete and stone. Exceptionally lively upon entry, the palate is commanded by refreshing citrus flavors while being complimented with varietal elements of green bell pepper and grass. Abundant natural acidity and perfect fruit balance guide the wine from first sip to a long, mouthwatering finish.
 
Westside Farms
DISTANCE FROM WINERY
< 4 miles
 
SIZE
40 acres
 
GROWERS
David Ramey, Owner
Redwood Empire Vineyard Management, Vineyard Managers
 
VARIETALS SOURCED HERE
Chardonnay
 
CLONE/ROOTSTOCK INFO
Chardonnay: Clone 4 planted on AxR rootstock
 
SOILS
Yolo sandy loam
 
SITE DESCRIPTION
On the banks of the Russian River, this site offers a north/south row orientation with great east/west exposure that ensures the fruit gets enough sunlight to ripen fully. Lack of water stress means little irrigation is required; better for concentration and balance.
 
FRUIT CHARACTER
Chardonnay:
  • Lean, crisp, well-structured and food-friendly.
  • Long hang-time yields balance, elegance and ripe flavors without overripe characteristics
  • Full, firm clusters and slightly plump grapes with excellent acidity
  • Balance of flavor, acid, phenolics and sugar
 
 
Vineyard(s): Patient Terrier Vineyard
Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Aging: 80% fermented and aged in stainless steel, 20% fermented and aged in neutral French oak puncheons
Alcohol: 14.1%
pH /T.A.: 3.12 / 7.4 gm/L
Production: 211 cases
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$32.00
/ 750ML
SKU: GFCSB171
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