Dear Friends and Family of Happy Canyon Vineyards,
As a friend and loyal customer of Happy Canyon Vineyards, we are offering a special pre-release of our newest small lot estate Sauvignon Blanc. Receive complementary shipping when you order a case or more!
2012 Happy Canyon Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
Estate Grown, 200 Cases Produced, $21 per bottle
75% Sauvignon Blanc , 25% Sémillon
Our Sauvignon Blanc fruit is grown at the front of our property where the climate stays slightly cooler and milder then our higher hillside vineyards. The label is of a tree that sits on the edge of our property near the Sauvignon Blanc vineyard and is meant to display the beauty and serenity of our terroir (picture was taken by TJ Barrack!). The 2012 summer arrived with little fog and perfect clear warm (not hot) days, which allowed for slow grape development, retaining natural grape acidity resulting in low alcohol wines with rich concentrated varietal flavors. Fermentation was carried out in 600L and 225L one year old and neutral French oak barrels. The finished wine exhibits aromas of fresh cut grass, grapefruit, with hints of fig and coconut. In the mouth, the wine is bright and tight with luxurious persistence. The flavors are grassy Sauvignon Blanc with hints of tropical fruit due to the variety of picks we do in the vineyard. The ripe rich Semillon complements the tight structure of Sauvignon Blanc. In the mouth the wine portrays minerals with hints of banana cookie pudding flavors and a touch of vanilla. The finish is crisp, elegant, and fresh. Pairs well with grilled fish, game birds, and goat cheese. We love it with sushi!