2018 Sauvignon Blanc – Jahant Woods 01 Vineyard
Jahant Woods 01 Vineyard . Jahant AVA
Crafted from the unique Musqué selection, our 2018 vintage of Sauvignon Blanc boasts the hallmark floral and melon notes the clone is known for. On the palate, light and refreshing citrus notes merge with a hint of gooseberry. These bright flavors are balanced by a soft texture from sur-lie aging, creating a wine with an even mouthfeel.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
|SOIL COMPOSITION||Loam. Derivation Granite Rock.|
|VINEYARD PHILOSOPHY||Certified Sustainable|
|TRELLISING||Vertical Shoot Positioning|
|HARVEST DATE||August 22, 2018|
|BRIX AT HARVEST||21.2°|
|AGING||Stainless Steel; Sur-lie 6 Months|
|BOTTLE DATE||March 28, 2019|
Awards & Accolades
|95 Points, Double Gold, Best of Class||2019 Sunset Intl. Wine Competition|
Weather is a key element of farming – it plays a crucial role in the health of our vines and winegrapes. Daily temperatures and rainfall come together to dictate the growing season, making each vintage distinctive. 2018 was a long and even season with moderate conditions and mild summer weather. This allowed the winegrapes to mature slowly with even ripening, pushing our start of harvest to August 6th, 10 days later than the previous two years. The overall moderate to cool harvest conditions were good for flavor development, but on October 3rd we endured rain showers. Luckily the following two weeks were dry and sunny helping finish the sugar accumulation in our mid to late ripening varietals. We ended harvest in November, one of the latest in recent memory, with particularly good quality and spectacular color in the red varietals and white varietals with sound flavor and acid development.
Jahant AVA – Located in the center of the Lodi AVA, the Jahant AVA is geographically the smallest of Lodi’s seven AVAs – a total size of 28,000 acres, with roughly 9,000 acres planted to vineyard. It sits on highly dissected river terraces and old floodplain deposits. The classic Mediterranean climate has Delta fog influence, and receives cold air drainage and entrapment within our vineyards.