2019 Metal Bender Sauvignon Blanc
The hand-picked fruit was sorted, gently crushed and pressed on a slow and low-pressure cycle. The juice was cold settled overnight before being transferred to a combination of neutral, and new French oak barrels and stainless steel. The barrel aged portion of the wine fermented using native yeast, while the stainless portion was inoculated. The wine slowly fermented to dryness at a cool temperature for nearly six weeks. Malolactic fermentation was blocked to retain freshness. After three months the barrel fermented wine was then blended back with stainless fermented wine and moved to all neutral barrels for 6 months of aging before being bottled.
9 months in a combination of French oak barrels and stainless-steel tank.
This highly aromatic wine has a nose of mineral, lime and cucumber. The full round pallet is packed with tropical fruit flavors of honeydew, guava and ripe pear. The wine finishes with a mouthwatering acid streak that leaves you wanting more. Best served at slightly above refrigerator temperature.
- Blend100% Sauvignon Blanc; 85% Clone 317, 15% Musqué Clone
- AppellationSonoma County
- Production300 cases