The 2018 growing season was characterized by a cool spring in the Arroyo Seco. Cool mornings and evenings, with daytime highs in the 80s during the summer, provided weather close to ideal for gradual ripening of our Sauvignon Blanc grapes from our sustainably-farmed joint venture, F&G Vineyard. The cool weather enhanced the grapefruit, passionfruit, and Meyer lemon flavors in the Sauvignon Musqué grapes, while the afternoon winds helped slow maturity of the grapes and increase their texture. This wine is a blend of four different harvests, each capturing a unique facet of the grape to build complexity in the final blend.
The grapes for the F&G Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc are grown in the sand-laden cobblestone soil of the cool and windy Arroyo Seco AVA. These rugged soils keep yields in check and produce fruit with varietal intensity, minerality, and exceptional weight. The long cool growing season of the Arroyo Seco appellation ensures that the fleeting, exotic fruit flavors of Sauvignon Blanc are retained along with a vibrant natural acidity. The F&G Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is created to be a New World expression of pure varietal character in a classic, Old World style.
Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, CA
Delicious now and will gain complexity over the next three years.3 Years