About Slow Press 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, California
For Slow Press Sauvignon Blanc most of the grapes are sourced from the single San Lucas Vineyard, in Monterey. This cool climate is excellent, providing fruit that supports a wine with a solid acid profile. The wine has the standard California Sauvignon Blanc clone, but also the Sauvignon Blanc Musque clone for phenolics and added complexity. Additionally, grapes were picked at three different ripeness levels to expand aromatic range and intensity.
Pressing the grapes gently utilizes the best juice to bring out more flavor. Slowed fermentation amplifies the grape’s natural fruit character and the finished wine was sur lie aged for 3 months to develop, fuller more expressive Sauvignon Blanc flavors and a richer mouthfeel.
Awarded a Gold Medal and 90 points in the 2019 Critics Challenge Wine Competition. Wine Enthusiast Magazine said "Welcoming bubblegum, key lime, grass and cement aromas check many Sauvignon Blanc boxes in this widely available and reliable bottling. The palate leads with decent structure, but then ripeness prevails, with peach and more bubblegum notes."