Sauvignon Blanc Grapes

Block One was planted in 2009 with two clones of Sauvignon Blanc on Rocklin Sandy Loam.

This block was planted with two Sauvignon Blanc Clones, Musque and Clone 530.

Sauvignon Blanc Flavor Profile

Clone 530 gives tropical flavors and aromas with an intriguing additions of greenness, lemon, lime, quince, and green apple, mineral with good acids.

Musque Clone, a flamboyant Bordeaux clone giving crisp clean luscious wine with fresh ripe fruit, complex aromas and flavors of vibrant citrus, key lime, kiwi and melon with a creamy texture leading to a long lingering finish.

2017 Tasting Notes

Guava and some other light tropical notes as well as some grassiness on the nose.  Very complex and pleasant.  Very varietal but in the fruity rather than veg vein.  The flavors are as expected from the nose, fresh, crisp and medium bodied with minerality and a clean finish

Our Sauvignon Blanc Vintages

2011

In The Vineyard

Date Temp Notes
9/22/11 50^F Harvest
Grape Ripening Data
Date Brix TA pH Notes
9/22/11 21.10 4.40 3.63 YAN 210 Our first Clone 530 Harvest
9/22/11 22.2 5.60 3.36 YAN 220 Our first Musque Clone Harvest

2012

In The Vineyard

Date Temp Notes
8/28/12 50^F Harvest
8/28/12 50^F Harvest
Grape Ripening Data
Date Brix TA pH Notes
8/28/12 21.6 5.1 3.28 Clone 530
8/12/12 22.1 5.0 3.24 Musque Clone

2013

In The Vineyard

Date Temp Notes
8/15/13 50^F Harvest
Grape Ripening Data
Date Brix TA pH Notes
8/15/13 24.00 7.35 3.28 Both Clones combined

Awarded Gold Medal, 2103 SF International Wine Competition

2014

In The Vineyard

Date Temp Notes
8/05/14 50^F Harvest
Grape Ripening Data
Date Brix TA pH Notes
8/05/14 22.60 7.35 3.38 Both Clones combined

2015

In The Vineyard

Date Temp Notes
8/17/15 50^F Harvest
Grape Ripening Data
Date Brix TA pH Notes
8/17/15 23.96 4.29 3.76 YAN 298 Both Clones combined

2016

In The Vineyard

Date Temp Notes
8/10/16 50^F Harvest
Grape Ripening Data
Date Brix TA pH Notes
8/10/16 22.64 5.11 3.61 YAN 262 Musque Clone
8/10/16 22.09 5.26 3.55 YAN 290 Clone 530

Awarded 91 points, Wine Enthusiasts, See Awards

2017

In The Vineyard

Date Temp Notes
8/15/17 50^ Harvest
Grape Ripening Data
Date Brix TA pH Notes
8/15/17 22.87 4.02 3.55 YAN 154 Musque Clone
8/15/17 21.40 4.39 3.57 YAN 220 Clone 530

2018

In The Vineyard

Date Temp Notes
8/20/18 No Data
Grape Ripening Data
Date Brix TA pH Notes
8/20/18 No Data

2019

In The Vineyard

Date Temp Notes
3/10 45 Vines pruned
Grape Ripening Data
Date Brix TA pH Notes
Block 1
Year Planted: 2009
Block: Two (2) acres, one acre of Clone 530, one acre of Musque Clone
Soil: Cometa Sandy Loam
Depth: > 72”
Elevation: 105’
Terrain: Slightly sloping toward the South
Row Orientation: 7.5° NE/SW
Vine Spacing: 7 feet
Row Spacing: 10 feet
Trellis System: Modified California Sprawl
Cordon Height: 60”
Irrigation: Drip controlled by soil moisture sensors
Cultural Practices: Spring, mow between rows, spot spraying for cleanup, Growing Season, mildicide application not needed, hand harvest