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Sauvignon Blanc, Yalima Valley, 2015

Cellar door price:$18

Stats

Appellation:
Yakima Valley


Blend:
Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Vineyard:
Lonesome Spring



Cases Produced:
72

Bottling date:
April, 2016

Alc.:
14.5%

Total Acid:
0.65g/cl

pH:
2.9

Sugar at harvest:
24.5 brix

Residual Sugar:
<0.25%

Sauvignon Blanc Yakima Valley 2013 Label

The prevailing wisdom would indicate that heat of the 2015 vintage would create lack luster white wine. Actually that turned out to be wrong. All of the white wines made at Chatter Creek remain crisp and clean. And all display very assertive varietal character.

I barrel fermented the Sauvignon Blanc this year. I didn’t make much so the few extra Chardonnay barrels I had were put to good use. I feel this really helped fatten up the mid palate and add some wonderful layering of flavors. The nose is strong fruity and floral, with hints grass and citrus fruits. The flavors are assertive and center around melon, grapefruit rind and lime. The mouth feel tight but not in a bracing way. The finish is clean and lingers a long time. 75 cases produced.