Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California

100% Sauvignon Blanc. Maturation: Stainless Steel. Tasting notes: “A beautiful growing season produced another early and expeditious harvest of outstanding quality. Our overnight picks and slow cold fermentations resulted in rich aromas of pink grapefruit, lemon verbena, and lychee on the nose that carry through to lime zest, lemon curd, and guava on the palate. Crisp, clean, elegant, and mouthwatering, the always versatile Sauvignon Blanc is fit to quaff and pair.” – Justin Carr. Growing Season: The 2022 vintage is a tale of two harvests. With a five-day triple-digit heat wave in September followed quickly by heavy rain, the harvest of most red varieties was paused until the end of October while the white varieties were all in prior to the heat wave. After the rain, grapes were left to hang and enjoyed mild weather days that allowed winemakers to wait for perfect ripeness. The intermission that defines this harvest will showcase the full range of flavors that Napa Valley wines are known for from crisp, fresh, and vibrant to dense, structured, and powerful.