"The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc D is Doug Margerum's barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc. Aging in barrel gives the wine lovely textural depth, yet the wine retains considerable energy. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and a kiss of new French oak add nuance throughout." –Sep-16
This wine is crafted from Sauvignon Blanc grown at the “The Point” at McGinley Vineyard, a selected field blend pick at McGinley Vineyard and blocks 12A and 12B from Grassini Vineyard. These early picks saw skin contact and all were fermented in barrel.
Aged entirely in barrel for 10 months with battonage (lees stirring) and kept in our very cold room. 26% new Ermitage barrels, 28% one year old Ermitage, 27% 2 year old Ermitage, and 19% in neutral Ermitage pipes.