2019 J. Lohr F&G Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
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Vinous.com, Oct. 2020
- Pale gold. Pungent aromas of fresh citrus and pit fruits, succulent herbs and flowers, along with a gingery element that adds spicy lift. Taut and penetrating on the palate, offering pink grapefruit, quince and nectarine flavors that slowly flesh out through the midpalate. Closes very long and silky, showing seamless texture and repeating citrus fruit and floral notes.
The 2019 F&G Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is pale yellow in color, highlighted by aromas of honeysuckle, Meyer lemon, and mineral with a hint of fig. These aromas are complemented on the palate by the bright flavors of ripe grapefruit, kiwi, and pear, with rich palate texture and a long finish provided by the French Oak and acacia barrels and puncheons.
— Kristen Barnhisel, winemaker, white wine
Arroyo Seco, Monterey
Delicious now and will gain complexity over the next three years.3 Years
Serve as an aperitif with goat cheese or marinated prawns, or with an entrée of lemon-herb trout.
Time in Barrel: Aged for 6 months
Barrel Type: French and acacia barrels, puncheons, and stainless barrels
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
The 2019 growing season was characterized by a very cool spring on our sustainably farmed joint venture F&G Vineyard in the Arroyo Seco. Cool mornings and evenings, with daytime highs in the 80s and the characteristic winds of the summer afternoons, provided weather close to ideal for gradual ripening of the Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The cool weather enhanced the grapefruit, passionfruit, and Meyer lemon flavors in the Sauvignon Musqué fruit, while the afternoon winds helped slow their maturity and increase texture. This wine is a blend of five different harvests, each capturing a unique facet of the grape to build complexity in the final blend.