2015 Sauvignon Blanc, San Mateo Vineyard
“The 2015 Rutherford Estate Sauvignon Blanc continues as a small fermentation in stainless steel barrels aged on the lees. The select Musque clone block fruit results in lively aromatics of grapefruit, key lime, lychee, and crisp white pear that retains refreshing acidity and a silky textured balance on the palate.” – Justin Carr
An early bud break, one of the longest flowering periods in years, and a long growing season produced a vintage that shines in quality. Spring started fast and an early bloom was met with a dip in temperature, wind and rains, which slowed the development and reduced yields. The result was a small crop of extremely well-concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly before an early harvest in August.
Food Pairing Notes
Goat Cheese, Seafood, Melon and Prosciutto