2019 Sauvignon Blanc
The 2019 vintage is best described as remarkable. The growing season was nearly ideal. Sonoma County experienced a few late rains in the month of May followed by a series of warm days that provided full flavor development and fruit maturity in all varieties. The crop load was right where we wanted it and the mild fall weather patterns ripened the fruit to perfection. Almost all of the grapes were off the vine when the Kincade fires hit in the northern Alexander Valley. Wildfires continue to plague the wine country but as they say… that is another story.
The making of the 2019 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 the fermentation. This 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. 100% neutral French oak was used to barrel age this wine for four months.
Honeydew melon, jasmine blossoms, and white peach are all aromas found in the first impression of the 2019 Trione Sauvignon Blanc. Flavors of fresh key lime zest explode on the palate coupled with a lingering, mouthwatering finish, making this wine irresistible. It is great on its own but will pair beautifully with a dozen Hog Island oysters, mahi-mahi, or for that matter any seafood dish. Enjoy!