Dry Creek Valley
August 26th, 2017
2017 Lee's Sauvignon Blanc
Lee’s Sauvignon Blanc is a light straw-colored wine with a beautiful bouquet of citrus blossom and honeysuckle. Key lime and tropical fruits jump out of the glass and notes of anise and minerality reveal themselves in the mid-palate. A backbone of bright acidity makes this a lively and refreshing wine.
Rogers Vineyard is nestled in the cooler, southern region of Dry Creek Valley, benefiting from the morning fog that comes off the Russian River. The vineyard was planted in 1998 to clone 1, with some Musqué vines interspersed.
The vineyard was harvested on a foggy morning in late August. The fruit was immediately pressed to tank at the winery before transferring to neutral oak barrels where the primary fermentation took place. The relatively cool fermentation took 17 days before being aged in barrel for 6 months; lees were stirred regularly to flesh out the mid palate. The wine was filtered before bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Everything sea food! Enjoy crab, ceviche, shellfish, or fish tacos with lime and cilantro.
(Nov 22, 2018 at 9:15 AM)
This is one of the most enjoyable Sauv Blancs I’ve experienced. For my palate this Sauv Blanc is fuller bodied than most with an almost creamy mouthfeel that I really like. It also has a very green flavor, grassy, which is pronounced enough to mute a bit of the tartness that some Sauv Blanc have a bit too much of for me. It still has that wonderful Sauv Blanc crispness with citrus fruits standing out but without being so sharp. Long finish. Citrus and grass on the nose. Beautiful wine.