2018 Sauvignon Blanc
This pale lemon colored wine is expressly aromatic yet balanced with layers of structure and complexity. Initial aromatics show hints of passion fruit and guava, jalapeno, gooseberry, honeydew melon, and lemongrass. The acidity cuts through a collection of grapefruit and bell pepper that leaves your palate coated with an uplifting minerality. The creamy texture is derived from months of lees aging, providing this elegant wine with a touch of power and length both in the nose and palate. The layers of lychee and floral perfume are blanketed by a complex long finish.
Central Coast Wine Competition, June 2019 – Best of Class + Double Gold
International Women’s Wine Competition, June 2019 – Silver
Los Angeles International Wine Competition, June 2019 – Silver
Tasters Guild Wine Competition, May 2019 – Silver
Terroirist.com, July 2019 – 89 points
Estate Oak Club $20.40/bottle Reserve Oak Club $19.20/bottle
The vintage of 2018 started with a mild winter which caused the vines to come out of their dormancy towards the end of March, beginning of April. A mild frost season of only 2-3 cold nights post bud bread lead to an ideal bloom. A decrease in rain from 2017 with a total of over 8 inches but also limited wind, translated to a successful and strong fruit set across all varietals at Camp 4 vineyard. Cooler summer and fall seasons elongated the growing season and pushed harvest back, reminding us of our inaugural vintage of 2010. This extended harvest allowed the fruit to produce balanced chemistry and vibrant aromatic profiles. The grapes of the 2018 vintage are showing extremely high potential with great depth, concentration, and balance.
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 the focus on sustainable farming.
This Sauvignon Blanc is very versatile when it comes to pairing with food. It can compliment a simple grilled fish, an Asian style grilled chicken salad, halibut paired with a mango salsa and rice, and even duck tacos! The lees aging on this wine makes it creamy and quite versatile, while the bright acidity makes it very special for nearly any dish.