Daily Archive for September 1st, 2012

First Day of Harvest at Santa Barbara Winery Friday August 31 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from the Great Oaks Vineyard near Los Olivos in the Santa Ynez Valley. We purchase Sauvignon Blanc from 4 different vineyards, all are located in warmer areas than the Santa Rita Hills, warmth that is necessary for this grape.

The Great Oaks grapes are, immodestly, great. The grapes are of the Musqué Sauvignon Blanc clone, and are very aromatic. We think highly of this vineyard and bottle the wine under a separate vineyard designated label. The wine is totally dry and fermented in a refrigerated stainless steel tank to bring out the fruitiness and character of the grape.
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1.5 Liter Bottles

These are hand-filled, hand-corked, hand waxed-capsuled but finally machine labelled. This is Bruce fitting the bottles, carefully, into the corker.
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