Our 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is a firm, well balanced wine offering aromas of white
peach, grapefruit and lemongrass. Those spicy, citrusy tones compliment an attractively
smooth palate. Lime, pomelo and nectarine sparkle into an intense and lasting finish.
96 Pts * Best of Class* North Coast Wine Challenge
Our home ranch on the westside of the High Valley AVA has been known as “High
Serenity Ranch” for over one hundred years. The blocks planted to this idyllic site
include Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Gewurztraminer. Each block is
comprised of ancient lakebed and alluvial soils from the surrounding mountain range.
The transverse valley winds create some of the coolest sites in Lake County. The
lower temperatures on the valley floor allow for diurnal temperature swings of more
than forty degrees, enhancing flavor development while the retaining a crisp acidity.
We harvest our grapes early in the morning to ensure peak acidity and freshness upon
arrival to the winery. After gentle pressing, we allowed the juice to cold settle overnight.
The next day we racked the juice off heavy lees and fermented in small stainless-steel
tanks. Sur lie aging with battonage (lees stirring) once a week in tank creates additional
body, texture and viscosity in the wine. This wine was aged six months, lightly fined
and filtered before bottling for maximum freshness and brilliant clarity.