Meyer Vineyard, Anderson Valley
Sauvignon Blanc is rare in Anderson Valley as it tends to prefer a slightly warmer climate. The Meyer Vineyard on the eastern ridge above Boonville is one of the warmer spots in the Valley. This small vineyard is lovingly tended by Bill and Gail Meyer. These older vines are located on a southwest facing hillside and with limited water for irrigation; yields are minimal with extremely concentrated flavors. This wine has aromas of tropical fruits: pineapple, passionfruit, and banana with notes of lemongrass. Flavors of passion fruit, gooseberry, citron, and grapefruit zest coat the palate. It finishes dry with a chalky wet stone minerality and crisp acid punctuating the persistent fruit on the long finish. Primarily fermented in stainless steel, a small portion was barrel aged and stirred on the lees to be added back later enhancing flavors and textures. Malolactic fermentation was avoided and sterile filtered prior to bottling.
Cases produced 195. Alcohol 13.6. TA 5.3 g/L. pH 3.42.