Longboard Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Russian River Valley, California

Longboard Vineyards was established in 1998 by Oded Shakked. A walking melting pot, Oded was born in Israel and has lived and worked (and surfed) on four continents. He fell in love with northern Sonoma County in the late 1980’s and in his words: “I felt roots growing from the bottom of my feet.” With more than thirty years spent making wine – Oded is as stoked as ever every time a harvest approaches. To him, winemaking is a perfect combination of Art, Science and Agriculture; a craft that keeps you on your toes and never ceases to teach you something new – just like surfing does. “We make a Sauvignon Blanc in a style that bridges the austere minerality of French Sancerre with the lush fruitiness of New Zealand. A portion of the wine is barrel-fermented and aged, contributing a ‘brushstroke” of vanilla flavor to our wine.” Tropical peach and citrus flavors tamed back by a touch of minerality and marked by a great balance. Mouth watering mid-palate that leads to a very long white peach and pacific grapefruit aftertaste.”