2017 Clos du Bois Sauvignon Blanc California
Pale silver straw in color with a slight green tint, our Sauvignon Blanc displays aromas of lime zest, delicate florals, and lemongrass. In the mouth, flavors of minerality and lively juicy fruit lead to a long, refreshing finish.
The year opened with average precipitation. Bud break was a week or so behind the previous year, but the vines were off to a great start. Classic weather followed during fruit set with cool mornings and warm, sunny afternoons. A July heat wave signaled the crop to ripen and harvest began as expected. Record-breaking heat and low humidity in September pushed speedy picking for grapes at optimum Brix. A cool wave then elevated sugars back up to optimum Brix extending hang time into October and giving us the luxury of picking mature fruit with great flavor and developed tannins.
This refreshing Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with light fare from all seasons—especially shellfish and salads.