Hanna Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Russian River Valley, California

Hanna owns 600 acres of land in the Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and the Mayacamas Mountains. Under Christine Hanna’s guidance, the winery has evolved into an estate philosophy that blends the viticultural diversity of fruit cultivated in its four vineyard estates in unique appellations. 2019 Sauvignon Blanc – “Our Slusser Ranch fruit is the single largest contributor to this wine. In the vineyard we manage the canopies to achieve flavor enhancing filtered light from fruit set on. Harvesting is done at night by hand or machine depending on vineyard infrastructure and block size. Press cuts on all lots are de rigueur. Combinations of inoculated and indigenous fermentations are used. Our Sauvignon Blanc is aged on the lees until three to four weeks before bottling. This keeps the wine fresh and bright. Our 2019 SB presents with a Euphorbia like luminescence. The vibrant aromas delight, evoking the vernal freshness of lemongrass, grapefruit blossom, passion fruit, and Linden honey. A cascade of flavors ensues: green mango, starfruit, piña, lychee and key lime. It glides effortlessly across the palate and finishes with nary a tug.” – Winery