2021 Sauvignon Blanc
Our Sauvignon Blanc is grown on two separate sites at Bell Mountain and on two different clones. The more northerly growing site has east-to-west sun exposure for extreme ripening of the fruit. The southern site is one of our coolest spots at Bell Mountain, creating layers of minerality, freshness, lively citrus characters, and the palate-cleansing acidity we look for in Sauvignon Blanc. These sites provide a range of ripeness and fruit characteristics that allow the winemaking team to craft something expressive of Bell Mountain Vineyard each year.
The 2021 Bell Mountain Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in 100% neutral oak and acacia barrels and puncheons. The resulting wine has layers of aromas that leap from the glass starting with mandarin and ripe pear followed by a touch of lemon pith, green apple, and honeysuckle. The mouthwatering acidity is rounded out with notes of lemon custard, tangerine, and tart apple with a hint of grapefruit. The lush tropical fruits overlay the balance of the acidity and roundness in this wine.