2021 Fume Blanc – Jahant Woods 01 Vineyard
Jahant Woods 01 Vineyard . Jahant AVA
With nine months of sur lie aging in neutral oak, our 2021 Vintage Fume Blanc has achieved a perfect harmony of crisp citrus, aromatic floral, and light oak characteristics. Aromas of Iris, ripe melon, and coconut come through and meld together as the wine sits in the glass. Upon first sip, you are hit with a wave of fresh acidity that tastes and feels like lemon popping candy. This mouthfeel almost immediately softens as the lees influence morphs these flavors into a lemon buttercream essence, continuing through to leave a delicate, refreshing finish.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
|SOIL COMPOSITION||San Joaquin Loam|
|VINEYARD PHILOSPHY||Certified Sustainable|
|TRELLISING||Vertical Shoot Positioning|
|HARVEST DATE||September 17-18, 2021|
|BRIX AT HARVEST||21.7°|
|AGING||Neutral French & American Oak, 9 Months|
|BOTTLE DATE||June 16, 2022|
|CASES PRODUCED||1000 – 6 Pack|
Tucked along the edge of Jahant Slough in the heart of the Jahant AVA, Jahant Woods 01 Vineyard enjoys a classic Mediterranean climate. Planted in 1997 on distinctive undulating terrain, our Musqué Sauvignon Blanc is 102.48 acres of the total vineyard. As a mature vineyard, each vintage expresses increased concentration and flavors.
The 2021 vintage brought us the earliest start of harvest we’ve experienced, with our crews starting on July 26th. After our white and early red varietals were brought in to the winery, many of our red varietals were predicted to reach maturity at the same time. The compaction of the second half of the harvest season became both a challenge and priority for us. As Fall approached, the smaller fruit set, paired with consistently higher temperatures caused many red varietals to mature rapidly. Varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petite Sirah came off three weeks sooner than average, with slightly higher brix than targeted, although with good acidity. With all said and done, the vintage came in smaller than expected, though with outstanding quality that we are thrilled to present.
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.