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2011 CFR Sauvignon Blanc

Casey Flat Ranch
2011 Sauvignon Blanc

Gold Medal - San Francisco Int. Wine Competition
Gold Medal - Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition
Very Highly Recommend - Dan Berger’s Vintage Experiences

"When harvesting the Casey Flat Ranch Sauvignon Blanc,
 my goal is to find perfect balance between the amazing
 tropical flavors and the acidity in the berry."

 - Laura Barrett, Winemaker

The Vintage
The 2011 growing season began with a cool, wet spring with rains falling into early June. The summer days were mild, with few reaching 100 degrees. As in 2010, this was an ideal growing season for Casey Flat Ranch. We were able to slow down the ripening process and extend hang time well into the month of October, resulting in optimal flavor and tannin development.

The Vineyard
The Casey Flat Ranch vineyard sits on a gentle slope at a 2000-foot elevation in the rugged western mountains overlooking the Capay Valley. The 24-acre vineyard is planted to Bordeaux and Rhone varieties. The first vines were planted in 2004 and the vineyard is sustainably cultivated, using materials and farming techniques that emphasize water and soil conservation. The growing season brings warm days and cool nights, creating climate conditions similar to the St. Helena appellation, just 22 miles to the West.

Tasting notes
Fragrant apricot, ripe peach and melon fill the glass. This wine has an underlying grassy character with tropical flavors and a peach essence. It is wonderfully textured and the acidity provides great structure and a lasting finish.

The Details
Vintage: 2011
Blend: 94% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Viognier
Production: 1064 Cases
Suggested Retail: $23.00
Release Date: July 2012

Tasting Notes PDF PDF

About The Winery...

Originally part of the Berryessa Spanish land grant, area settlement began in the 1850's with the California Gold Rush. Valley locals of the time named the property Casey Flat for legendary frontiersman and early homesteader John Casey. Today the expansive 6000-acre Ranch is home to the Casey Flat Ranch Vineyards, supports a modest Longhorn Cattle operation, and reflects the values of the Robert and Maura Morey family - owners for over a quarter century. Casey Flat Ranch exemplifies stewardship of our environment, preservation of our natural resources, and is representative of a new and more contemporary Western sensibility towards the land and its use.

Learn more at www.caseyflatranch.com.





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