2013 Sauvignon Blanc

Winegrowing Information

At the very beginning of the 2013 growing season, strong almost constant north winds blew through the vineyard from bud break right through bloom. Coupled with the drought conditions we have experienced in the last few years and warmer than usual temperatures, our vines in this vintage yielded small, intense clusters of fruit. The results were concentrated, focused flavors and rich, appealing aromatics.

Eisele vineyard cuttings of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musqué were introduced to our vineyard in 2008. The exceptional soil drainage, fractured volcanic rock without ceilings of ash on Kamen Estate create the perfect spot for growing these varietals.

Tasting Notes

This concentrated Sauvignon Blanc has expressive notes of kiwi, guava, pink grapefruit, lemon zest, and white peach. Layers of honeysuckle, wet stone, and Bosc pear skin add further dimension to the aromatic profile. The mouth is an intense expression of mountain Sauvignon Blanc with vibrant acidity and textured minerality. Giving lift and length, the acidity carries the wine to a long, lasting, and flavorful finish. This wine should drink wonderfully over the next 8–10 years.

Vineyard Information

  • 100% Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musqué
  • Southern Mayacamas Mountains Elevation 1100–1450 ft.
  • Moon Mountain District, Certified Organic & Biodynamic Vineyards

Production and Technical Data

  • Alcohol: 14.4%
  • Production: 500 cases
  • Release Date: May 2014