Wineries

2018 Cannonball Sauvignon Blanc

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2018 season though delayed, began with warm and mild weather through the late spring and into summer became a dream season for growers. Winter and spring rains ensured sufficient water. The vintage was notable for its consistency in weather and temperatures which created steady ripening, gradual flavor development, and phenolic maturity. The significant spring rainfall was beneficial as it replenished soil moisture and refilled local reservoirs while feuling healthy growth in the vineyards. The fruit quickly reach optimal maturity and was ready to be harvested by mid-August and harvest was completed by mid-September. 


Preservation of the fragrant aromatics and fresh mouthfeel of Sauvignon Blanc is paramount in our winemaking. We seek sites that contribute bright fruit flavors and lively palate structure to the blend, favoring development of a spectrum of tropical fruit from lychee to passionfruit. Aging at cool temperatures strengthens the mid-palate and adds dimension and rounds out the vibrant acidity.


Waves of guava, lime, and tangerine dominate on the nose with back notes of white peach and apricot. Alongside the citrus spectrum, tropical notes emerge on the palate showing guava, lychee, and passionfruit. The mid-palate structure is medium in weight and reveals an attractive slate/mineral quality that lingers on the finish and compliments the lively acidity.


The interplay of soil, sun, and coastal breezes makes the North Coast an amazing terroir for growing Sauvignon Blanc grapes. We source from multiple vineyard sites to layer flavors, build structure and preserve natural acidity. Sonoma County develops the citrus and stone fruit characters as well as sweet green elements and mineral notes while Lake County contributes more intense robust tropical aromas and flavors. 

Alc: 13.5% • pH: 3.25 • TA: 6.5 g/100mL

FOOD PAIRINGS

Amazing with shellfish, poultry or as an aperitif.

 

$14.99 /750ml