2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley
94 Points, Gold Medal - 2019 North Coast Wine Competition
Pure, Ripe, & Exhilarating! The nose begins with crisp exotic fruits, green apple, tart pear backed by white flowers and a hint of vanilla. The mouth is layered with ripe pear, stone fruits, and guava with focused bright citrus, lemon, grapefruit, creme brulee and a satisfying mineral finish.
This is a delicious, pure, and a ripe expression of Sauvignon Blanc from California's Alexander Valley AVA. Great structure and complexity. Pair with light to medium dishes like shrimp scampi or cacio e pepe.
At Reynoso, all work is done by hand: from leaf-pulling and green drop, to harvesting into half-ton bins. Once the growing season is over, the fruit is gently crushed into half ton bins, where they undergo a slow, cool fermentation. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were hand-picked at 22.8 Brix and barrel fermented with wild yeast showcasing the best of the best of the Reynoso Estate. 100% stainless steel fermentation to maintain beautiful aromatics. As with many of their wines, Reynoso is inspired by the great wine-growing regions of France, where minimal manipulation allows the elegance of the terroir to be most fully expressed.
APPELLATION: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
VINEYARDS: Estate-Grown - Hillside Fruit
VARIETAL: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
AGING: 100% Stainless Steel Fermentation
ALCOHOL: 14.1% by volume
PRODUCTION: 440 cases
In 1994, Joe and Elena Reynoso were happily pursuing careers in Chicago: Joe in proprietary derivatives trading, Elena in fine wine sales. Joe had grown passionate about wine during his many years as a wine collector, and had been searching for vineyard property in California for about five years. Finally, in 1994, he found a 550 acre parcel fronting the Russian River in the Alexander Valley that became Reynoso Vineyards. Over the next seven years, an extensive planting program was instituted, the property became a working vineyard, and Joe and Elena found themselves drawn to both hands-on farming (meaning their hands), and to eventually making their own wines from the fruit on the estate. They began their odyssey into the wine business in 2001, when Elena quit her job and began managing the vineyards. Dipping her toe into winemaking, she started experimenting with the varied characteristics of different vineyards during that harvest, improving knowledge with each successive vintage. Over the last seven years their passion for making balanced and extraordinary wines has only grown. Since that time grapes have been sold to several of Sonoma’s finest wine producers.
They are currently farming 155 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier. Only a small percentage of the finest grapes on the estate are used for Reynoso Vineyard wines.
Learn more at www.reynosowines.com.
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