We loved this Sauvignon blanc as soon as we tasted it classic crowd pleaser for all lovers of the this popular grape ( not too perfumey). We are big fan of their Cab Sauv as well.
Zabala Vineyards is located on a large holding on the Arroyo Seco floodplains that was part of land granted to the Zabala family before California’s statehood. It was first planted in the 1970s and has grown to encompass over 1000 acres. Zabala Vineyards is one of the rockiest vineyards Ian Brand works with, full of what is locally known as ‘Greenfield Potatoes’, which are the rather inedible round river stones that dominate the soil and have been collected into piles and walls at every property in the basin. This vineyard is located directly in the path of the daily Salinas Valley winds, which control sugar development and retain natural acidity.
Lean, herbaceous and old-world inspired Sauv Blanc from a single plot in Arroyo Seco.
Tropical passion fruit aromatics, ripenous, viscous texture, some Subtle citrus (tangerine peel), freshly diced jalapeno peppers, white flowers, wet river rock minerality, clean dry and harmonious finish.
varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
region: Arroyo Seco, California
style: white wine
Picked around 22.5 brix with bright acidity. Fermented in stainless steel, aged in 1/3 stainless, 2/3 neutral barrel for 7 months. Arrested malic. Only 120 cases produced.
pair with poached pulled chicken Thai salad miso dressing or or your favorite summer seafood plateau