Wine Enthusiast 91
"This vivid wine feels light in weight but is substantial in terms of flavor concentration. It shows crisp apple and lemon aromas on the nose, with layers of citrus, melon and apple on the palate. There's a pleasing balance between fresh acidity and ripeness." ~J.G.
Each year we pick out the most balanced and lip smacking Sauvignon Blanc on the property, and every year Betsy's Vineyard Block 2A is it! Its north slope and Franciscan soils provide an excellent combination for growing Clone 1 Sauvignon Blanc on 3309 Rootstock. We fermented in stainless tanks and took 240 gallons (10) to age it in French/Acacia, light toast hybrid barrels. This creates an added layer of texture and enhances floral characteristics.
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Clay Shannon began his career as a vineyard manager, farming wine regions of California. Now owner and visionary leader of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, his passion is simple.... Grow the best fruit possible, while preserving the land for future generations. For Clay, sustainability is not just a philosophy, it's a way of life.