2017 Sauvignon Blanc
This pale lemon colored wine walks a tightrope balancing act between expressive aromatics, acidity and minerality. Initial aromatics flood your senses with passion fruit, white peaches, guava and orange peel. The bright acidity precedes a rich palate of melon, lychee and green apple flavors. The wet stone framework of this wine lends to a firm lift of the senses and paves the way for a chalky finish that emphasizes this wines elegance.
Central Coast Wine Competition 2018 – Double Gold | Best of Class
Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2018 – Silver
Terroirist.com, July 2018 – 90 points
Wine Spectator, October 2018 – 90 points
Jeb Dunnuck, October 2018 – 89 points
Estate Oak Club $20.40 /bottle Reserve Oak Club $19.20 /bottle
The vintage of 2017 saw the highest rainfall on record thus far, totaling just over 20 inches, nearly double than last year. We saw a mild frost season while bloom in May resulted in a strong fruit set seen across all varietals. The summer months of June and July were warm, maintaining an average of 85 degrees, with several days of 100+ degrees. The first week of September brought on the warmest days, influencing rapid sugar accumulation, followed by some early and undesirable rains, which brought on minimal rot in a few blocks. The yields were average resulting in a healthy crop. The quality was balanced, yielding small berries with great concentration and color, making it a vintage of high quality wine.
Camp 4 Vineyard is situated on the eastern most edge of the Santa Ynez Valley and serves as the gateway into Happy Canyon . The vineyard is home to 18 varietals focusing on Rhone and Bordeaux, providing an ideal micro-climate with a long growing season and maximum flavor development. The sandy-loam soil aids in producing high quality wine grapes. We pride our vineyard on the perfect balance of quality and quantity with a focus on sustainable farming.
This citrus driven wine in our opinion pairs perfectly with simply barely seasoned ingredients such as raw oysters, fresh sea bass. This sauvignon blanc also pairs with fresh flavors of a greek salad – tomatoes, olives and feta cheese dressed simply. The diversity in this wine however can match up to most foods from sharp cheeses to garlicy prawns.