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2023 “Jacobsen Ranch” Sauvignon Blanc

2023 “Jacobsen Ranch” Sauvignon Blanc
Wine Club Price: $25.50
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$30.00
/ 750ml Bottle
SKU: ORSB23

TASTING NOTES
There is a particularly mineral acidity to volcanic white wines that shines through in this quenching sauvignon blanc. The aroma reminds us of white nectarine and lemongrass; the flavors are more in the spectrum of lemon-lime and green melon—fresh and clean yet round and intense as well. All we need is to open a bottle of this outdoors, and magically, we’re on holiday

VOLCANIC VINEYARD SITE
The region surrounding our Obsidian Ridge Vineyard boasts the youngest and most diverse volcanic soils in the Mayacamas Mountains. The Kelsey Bench sits northwest of our estate, on a volcanic fan of red volcanic soils studded with obsidian rock. The Jacobsen Ranch is planted at 1,551 feet elevation on a lava flow. Nineteen acres of Musqué Clone Sauvignon Blanc are exposed to 10% more ultraviolet light than at sea level, and often experience 50 degree temperature swings in a single day, resulting in wines that achieve generous fruit flavors while retaining bracing acidity. 

WINEMAKING
Grapes were harvested in the cool pre-dawn hours and pressed whole-cluster upon arrival at the winery. The juice was kept cold in tank throughout the fermentation process, which lasted several weeks. We bottled the wine only a few months after harvest in order to preserve the clean, bright flavors and lovely aromatics of this varietal. 

Alex Beloz, Winemaker

Vintage
2023
Varietal/Blend
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Kelsey Bench Lake County
Vineyard Designation
Jacobsen Ranch Vineyard
Titratable Acidity
6.21 g/L
pH
3.14
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Profile
Cases Produced
400

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