Schug Sauvignon Blanc 2021, Sonoma Coast, California

This well-balanced Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from cooler vineyards in the southern end of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The Hi-Vista vineyard in western Carneros and the Grossi vineyard north of Petaluma contribute spice and bright tangy acidity. The Leveroni vineyard south of Sonoma contributes the unique floral character of the Sauvignon ‘musque’ clone. The resulting blend has a bouquet of nectarine and grapefruit zest, leading to lush fruit flavors of kiwi, lime and grapefruit. It finishes with a refreshing minerality and zesty acidity. 100% Sauvignon Blanc. 40% fermented and aged sur-lie in neutral 320 to 650 gallon oak casks. 40% fermented and aged sur-lie in neutral oak puncheons. 20% tank fermented in stainless steel. Aged on the yeast (‘sur-lie’) for 3 months in neutral casks and puncheons.