Lava Cap is a third generation family farm located in Placerville high in the Sierra Nevada foothills at an elevation of 2700 feet. The estate mountain grown grapes are sourced from some of the highest vineyards in California. The unique volcanic soils, weathered from ancient ash flows, produce wines that are intensely aromatic and luscious with deep, rich fruit erupting with flavor. “Some of the first vines planted on the Jones family farm in 1981, our Sauvignon Blanc vines have developed into gnarled old beasts. Tempered by the shallow, rocky soils where the vines are required to reach extreme depths with their roots, these vines have achieved a balanced state of growth where the
fruit sets as small intensely flavored clusters. Our Sauvignon Blanc wine is consistently bursting with intense tropical flavors. To ensure these flavors are displayed on the nose and palate, Lava Cap Winemaker Joe Norman ferments and ages in 100% stainless steel, allowing the varietal to shine without barrel influence. The finished wine explodes with melon, ripe peach, and nectarine flavors elegantly transitioning to clean and crisp acidity.