The 2017 is the inaugural release of the Pine Ridge Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc is thought to have originated in the southwest of France as an indigenous grape, the name coming from the French sauvage meaning “wild,” and blanc meaning “white.” Eventually it made its way to Bordeaux, so our winemaking team thought it suitable to produce this white to complement our Cabernet Sauvignons.
Aging the wine in a combination of oak and stainless steel barrels imparts zesty flavors of fresh green herbs, tropical fruit, citrus, and orchard fruit along with a rich, creamy texture. Enjoy with shellfish, fresh goat cheese, or grilled vegetables with herbs.
The grapes for our Sauvignon Blanc come from the Lovall Valley, a hidden gem nestled in the Mayacamas Mountains straddling the border of Napa and Sonoma Counties. The elevation (650 feet), the clay-loam and ancient marine soils, and the area’s coldest temperatures provide ideal conditions for growing Sauvignon Blanc.
8 months in 40% new French oak, 30% neutral oak, 30% stainless steel