Elegant and complex, the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc has an unbelievably inviting bright acidity which matches well with its crisp minerality. On the nose, be ready for citrus and fresh cut grass- reminiscent of a lazy summer afternoon. Alluring apricot and apple flavors coat the palate, while subtle citrus and delicious minerality stream along the sides of the tongue; its seamless flavors carry through to the finish. 2011 was a very cool growing season, with late precipitation in June. The midsummer heavy rains allowed vines to increase vigor -creating lush full canopies. Vines at this stage should be using energy for grape development, not canopy growth, but for a varietal like Sauvignon Blanc, which likes a big, healthy canopy, this season was exceptional. Long hang times allowed the fruit to develop evenly and created complex flavors and aromas. Grapes from the North Coast appellation, a rather large AVA, are harvested from multiple vineyards chosen for their excellent site location and soil makeup. Each site contributes its own flare to create this complex, deeply layered wine. In the vineyard, canopy management and crop thinning are instrumental in achieving the perfect fruitto-acid balance. It is aged in 100% stainless steel drums and left on its lees to develop more complexity and mouthfeel.