Presqu'ile Vineyard, located on the southwestern end of the Santa Maria Valley AVA, is a very cold and coastal site with a strong influence from the ocean. Cold fog and wind infiltrate this vineyard and help to lengthen the growing season, allowing the fruit more time on the vine to develop complexity of flavor. The vineyard is farmed organically.
The Sauvignon Blanc grape clusters were sent directly to the press and the juice was later racked to neutral oak barrels where it carried out a native fermentation. The wine was aged on the lees in barrel for 7 months. Minimal sulfur was added for stability before bottling without fining or filtration.
This wine is a great representation of cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc. Green peppers and herbaceousness jump from the glass followed by fresh herbs like mint and sage, and a pronounced punch of gooseberry and melon on the palate. It's a distinctive wine that is simultaneously herbaceous, citrusy, and tropical.