2015 Bell Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County
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A crisp and refreshing wine with a very pale color and an elegant green tint. Classic sauvignon blanc citrus aromas such as grapefruit, lemongrass, green apple and kiwi. Crisp and lean on the palate, refreshing and enjoyable!

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2015 Bell Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County

Vintage Notes
Yet another year of drought conditions began with our “rainy season” ending early, followed immediately by flowering fruit trees opening up before the end of January.  We received only about 75% of our usual rain.  Spring was long, cool, overcast and punctuated by several windy days during flowering that badly affected fruit set.  Shatter was evident in several of the vineyards we work with; by harvest, our Chardonnay crop was off by about 40% and our Syrah by 60%.  Growing season temperatures were steady and warm – perfect for developing the complex fruit flavors we look for, as well as preserving the acidity necessary for mouth-watering wine.  Harvest began in July, our earliest harvest date on record at BELL, and we were completely finished bringing in our red grapes by the first day of October, also a record.  To quote Anthony, “Young wines look to be of excellent quality with deep color and lovely fruit aromas, and initial analysis shows no serious impacts from the series of heat waves we experienced. Overall yields are down, but it is safe to say that while we will not have the expected quantity to sell in upcoming years, the quality will be exceptional.”

Tasting Notes
Our 2015 sauvignon blanc is a crisp and refreshing wine with a very pale color and an elegant green tint. Classic sauvignon blanc citrus aromas such as grapefruit, lemongrass, green apple and kiwi fill the glass and eloquently suggests this will be a light, refreshing and enjoyable wine. Crisp and lean on the palate we find layers of citrus peel, melon, pineapple and a hint of lemon basil. The acidity is energizing but doesn’t overpower and makes a perfect accompaniment to shellfish, poultry, fresh fish or just in a glass by itself!


Technical Analysis
Varietal                    Sauvignon blanc
Appellation             Lake County
Harvest date          August 26, 2015
Acid                          0.68 gm/100ml
pH                            3.29
Alcohol                   13.1 %
Aging                       89% Stainless steel tank fermented, 3% Barrel fermented, 8% Barrel aged post stainless steel fermentation
Bottle Date             March 2016
Production             1,424 cases

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