2016 Sauvignon Blanc
2016 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc
River Road Ranch
Once again Mother Nature has provided Sonoma County another vintage year for growers and winemakers. 2016 was by many measures a perfect year to grow grapes. The season started early just as it did in the previous year. The crop was slightly larger than 2015 but near perfect quality. It was an early harvest season, beginning mid-August and finishing up by the end of September, another record year here at Trione Vineyards and Winery.
The making of the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc utilized traditional methods of hand harvesting and whole bunch pressing to ensure the highest quality juice. The South African yeast Alchemy II was used for fermentation. This new yeast strain imparts fresh gooseberry and grassiness to the wine that balances the fresh fruit components on the palate and finish. If you close your eyes and sip, you may see visions of the Loire Valley or perhaps the Marlborough region of the south island of New Zealand. 2,650 cases were produced.
Winemaker Tasting Notes
A briny sea breeze comes to mind at first impression. Crisp, floral hints of hibiscus and tangerine accompanied with cool, tropical aromas of guava and mango are present on the palate. This clean and refreshing wine will pair fantastically with many coastal dishes from oysters on the half shell to baked halibut. Enjoy!