2007 Sauvignon Blanc

The 2007 Shannon Ridge Sauvignon Blanc reminds me of a snowy winter day in January up at the Shannon Ridge ranch. Since this is the first fruit we pick and it does not get aged in oak, it is also the first wine we bottle from the vintage. In January we generally find ourselves hunkered down in the Shannon Ridge vineyard office making the final adjustments to perfect the Sauvignon Blanc. As we sat diligently working on the blend the first snow storm of the year casually slipped in from the Northern Pacific Ocean bringing a dark gray spectrum of heavy clouds and a burst of cold air. Over the course of the afternoon we watched out the window as the dollar-bill-sized snowflakes fell from the sky. Of course sitting inside was not an option at this point, we were drawn outside by the amazing spectacle. As we stood and watched individual flakes fall from the sky we marveled in the pure splendor of the skies, and felt the sting of the lively snowflakes as they embraced our skin. You may be asking why does the Shannon Ridge 2007 Sauvignon Blanc “remind you of a snowy day in January?" Like the snow in the high county, the Shannon Ridge 2007 Sauvignon Blanc is pure and elegant. The near colorless appearance, electrifying aromatics, and crisp cooling acid, parallel the snow on that cold January day. We present this 2007 Sauvignon Blanc as a preview to a wonderful 2007 vintage of wines from Shannon Ridge. Enjoy the cool crisp Sauvignon Blanc on a hot summer day as a reprieve from the heat for the mind, body and soul as I recall a snowy winter day in January up at the Shannon Ridge ranch. Cheers!

Tasting Notes

Color: Pale Gold, light straw
Aroma: Citrus, lemon/lime, mild guava spice, with a slightly grassy lifted note
Flavor: Citrus grapefruit and white peach
Texture: Lively acid, crisp and clean with a smooth well balanced finish

Technical Data

Alcohol: 13.6%
Total Acidity: 0.58g/mL
pH: 3.20
Residual Sugar: 0.21%
Composition/Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Lake County
Cases Produced: 5290

 

Suggested Retail: $16
Stock#: SN07SB

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