2019 Piocho Sauvignon Blanc
2019 Happy Canyon Vineyard Piocho Sauvignon Blanc
HAPPY CANYON OF SANTA BARBARA
ESTATE GROWN, HAPPY CANYON VINEYARD
85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Semillon
Alc = 13.0%
Our Sauvignon Blanc fruit is grown on south easterly facing, lower sloping block, known as "Davey's" Block. The climate stays slightly cooler and milder then our higher hilltop vineyards. The 2019 vintage was a truly amazing; the fruit reached perfect physiological ripeness retaining natural grape acidity resulting in very balanced wines with low alcohol and rich concentrated varietal flavors. Fermentation was carried out primarily in stainless steel and matured in a combination of stainless steel tanks and neutral French oak barrels for just under six months. The wine was bottled in February 2020.
The finished wine exhibits aromas of white peach, plantain, tangerine, honeydew melon, and a touch of apple blossom. The wine is bright and tight with luxurious and harmonious persistence. The ripe rich Semillon complements the tight structure of Sauvignon Blanc. In the mouth the wine portrays the minerality of our soils with hints of slate alongside tangy orange peal, lemon zest, key lime and yellow apple. The finish is crisp, elegant, and fresh. There are exotic white flower notes in the empty glass. Pairs well with grilled white fish, shellfish, roasted herbed chicken, and goat cheese.