Cases Produced: 1025
PINE MOUNTAIN/ CLOVERDALE PEAK
Tasting Notes: The 2018 Wow Oui is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat Canelli which unite to create a fresh wine with abundant layers of pink grapefruit and floral aromatics. The fruit remains hanging until it achieves WOW factor flavors, then harvested and fermented in stainless steel to preserve its crisp acidity.
Vineyard: Our Upper Ridge Vineyard sits at an elevation of about 2600 feet making it one of the highest elevated vineyards in Sonoma County. With large diurnal temperature swings, ideal exposures, and an array of micro-climates, this site allows for a longer growing season making it a one-of-a-kind place for each of the eleven different varietals grown.
Vintage: With ideal conditions during flowering and a cooler, dry year, yields were up and the quality superb. The large crop set resulted in our team making multiple thinning passes of the fruit leaving only that of the highest quality. Due to the mild temperatures, harvest started two weeks later than in 2017. With only one rain event at the beginning of October and clear skies from then on, the fruit was able to have a long hang time to reach textbook maturity.
Winemaker: Jamie Benziger
Harvested: September 2018
Blend: 95% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscat Canelli
Label Artist: Martina Nehrling | Chicago, IL
Cellaring: Drink now