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Wine

Sauvignon Blanc

Winery

Airfield Estates

Region

Yakima Valley, Washington

Varietal

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Aging

The winemaking begins with a pre-sort to make sure only ideal clusters are vinified. After this, the grapes go straight to press as whole clusters. The juice is pumped to tank where it is settled for 48 hours before racking to a new tank to start fermentation. Fermentation is started in tank and is kept at 60 degrees throughout fermentation. The wine is fermented to the desired dryness and then SO2 is added and the temperature is dropped to 40 degrees. After racking off of the yeast the wine is heat and cold stabilized. The wine is then filtered and bottled under screw caps in mid March.

Tasting Notes

Light bodied and dry with flavors of melon and tropical fruit and a crisp citrus finish.

Press

90 points (2010 vintage), Wine Spectator