2013 Cedar Lane Sauvignon Blanc
With aromas and flavors of freshly cut grass, lychee, starfruit, and grapefruit, this wine offers a refreshing mouthfeel while maintaining cool, food-friendly acidity.
Cedar Lane Vineyard
This Sauvignon Blanc was harvested by hand on September 25, 2013 as the culmination of an almost perfect growing season. We brought in 5.16 tons of grapes and carefully loaded the whole clusters by hand into our small bladder presses and pressed the juice in small batches. The juice then settled for less than 24 hours at 42 degrees F, and then our winemaker gently racked it to prepare for fermentation. For this vintage, 100% of the juice was fermented in a small stainless steel tank at cool temperatures.
The Cedar Lane Vineyard in Monterey’s Arroyo Seco appellation offers a perfect example of why it is usually not a good idea to paint all appellations with the same brush. Arroyo Seco tends to be known as a warmer region of Monterey. But, if you find yourself in the mouth of the Arroyo Seco Valley, where Cedar Lane Vineyard resides, you will find yourself in a place that is an island of constant, relative “cool” in the otherwise sunny growing region. The Cedar Lane Vineyard is located on a very rocky piece of land that is an old river bench. Wind rushes through this opening to the Valley washing out the fog early in the day, but keeping the vineyard cool in the midst of sometimes intense sun. Clone: Musque