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McGinley Vineyard / Santa Ynez Valley

2016 Sauvignon Blanc
The grapes are from
McGinley Vineyard on the warm edges of the Santa Ynez River between Solvang and Santa Ynez near Los Olivos. An area whose climate we think ideal for Sauvignon Blanc.

Winemaker Bruce McGuire selected a small block within the
McGinley Vineyard. A block he recognized as having potential and one he could go back to year after year. Familiarity is important in order to extract the qualities that each vineyard offers.

Using a cool slow fermentation in refrigerated stainless steel tanks he kept the aromatic components of the Musque clone while developing the flinty characteristics and flavor of the grape.

Winemaker's comments: At McGinley Vineyard we have the one block of Musque clone Sauvignon Blanc. This aromatic clone has citrus blossom white nectarine aromas and flavors of ripe melon.

Suggested retail:
20.00

90 Points 2017 Wine Enthusiast
Gold Medal 2018 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

2016 Sauvignon Blanc McGinley Vnyd. 20.00

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HARVEST
Dates: Aug.25, 2016
Sugar: 23.3 Brix

VINEYARDS
100% McGinley

WINE
100% Stainless Steel
Fermentation
Total Acid: .71
pH: 3.33
Alcohol: 14.1%
Sugar: Dry

Production: 191 cases
Bottled: Mar. 9, 2016