The windswept Cypress tree, the unmistakable signature plant of California’s coastal terrain, owes its gnarled appearance to the maritime air’s persistent movement either inland or seaward. The ocean’s influence on the Central Coast winegrowing region is significant, keeping coastal and inland valleys refreshingly cool, while preserving the grape’s natural acidity and flavor. For Cypress Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, the daily cooling air from the Pacific moves directly from the Monterey Bay and down the Monterey appellations of the Salinas Valley, creating a racy, new world style of Sauvignon Blanc with citrus, passion fruit and fresh herbaceous flavors balanced with bracing acidity. Harvesting and pressing in the vineyard at night ensures the preservation of these bright citrus flavors.
Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Origin: 100% Arroyo Seco, Monterey
Total Acidity: 0.64 g/100ml
Alcohol: 13.49% alcohol by volume
Residual Sugar: 0.32 g/100ml
The 2009 Cypress Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc is bright and youthful in color with forward racy fruit aromas of grapefruit, tangerine peel and fresh herbs. It has bright fruit flavors echoing the aromas with a refreshing, vibrant yet balanced palate feel, making it an ideal accompaniment to summer salads with grapefruit and fennel or grilled seafood.