Lemon, star fruit, a light hay or fresh cut grass note. The flavors are warm and inviting. Slightly sweet notes start and cover your mouth before the acidity kicks in. Peach and pear flavors linger. Well balanced and easy drinking.
Coyote Canyon Vineyard – Horse Heaven Hills AVA
2019 started with some cold winter weather. The month of February was one of the whitest months I can remember. We had lots of snow that continued into March. The soils were wet and when spring hit growth took off.
We didn’t need to irrigate the grapes until July, much later than average. The summer was warm but not overly extreme. The heat units were on pace with some of the hotter vintages early but trailed off as summer came to an end.
We picked our Rose in late August and got started with the rest of the whites in September. Harvest continued smoothly until we got a cold snap in October. It was all hands-on deck at that point, and we hustled to harvest the rest of the grapes. Unfortunately, we did lose some grapes but were able to salvage most of the harvest.
The wines from this vintage are tasting amazing and we think it will end up being another stellar vintage of wines from Coyote Canyon Vineyard.
Coyote Canyon Vineyard finally planted some Sauvignon Blanc in 2016 and I knew it was something we had to make here at the winery. After seeing how tropical and fruity our Albariño turns out it felt like a Sauv Blanc could be pretty interesting. We fermented a small lot in stainless steel and allowed the fruit notes to really come out. It has a tropical tinge that is different and unique. A touch of Residual Sugar brings out more fruit flavors and leaves them lingering on the palate. The classic SB acid kicks in but the wine remains soft and smooth.
Silver 2020 Savor Northwest Wine Awards
|Wine Style||White Wine|
|Appellation||Horse Heaven Hills|
|Residual Sugar||0.6 g/l|