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. Slightly riper than the 2019 vintage, this wine shows aromas citrus blossom, cream and flint. It is round on the palate with flavors of lemon zest, crème' fraiche, wet stone minerality and bright acid focusing 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 146, Alcohol 13.6, TA 5.3 g/L, pH 3.42