SAUVIGNON BLANC LOLONIS VINEYARD

Saracina

APPELLATION

Mendocino County

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Sauvignon Blanc

WINEMAKERS

Alex MacGregor

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.12
Alcohol
13.5%

BACKGROUND

Saracina is located along the Upper Russian River in northern California’s wine country. The 250-acre ranch which includes a winery and sustainably farmed vineyards, is also home to a 140-year-old olive trees, vegetable gardens, beehives, and local birds and wildlife. The handcrafted, limited production Saracina wines reflect a conscious sense of this beautiful place in Mendocino County. Founded by husband and wife team John Fetzer and Patty Rock in 2001, Saracina has always been defined by a strong sense of family. In 2018, Marc Taub took on stewardship of Saracina, upholding the spirit of family ownership that has defined this iconic Mendocino County winery since inception.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

This is made from some of the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vines in the country, planted in 1942 – never irrigated and always organically farmed. The clonal material hails from the finest chateau in Sauternes. The grapes were harvested on September 9, 2019.

WINEMAKING

The grapes were hand-picked, whole-cluster pressed, and barrel fermented with in 2nd and 3rd use French Oak. The juice remained on the lees, with batonnage twice weekly until bottled on June 25, 2020.

TASTING NOTES

The single vineyard Lolonis Sauvignon Blanc is an expression of the carefully tended old vines. The nose shows austere white peach, hay and subtle oak notes. The well-structured palate has snappy acidity and great length. This will age beautifully over the next 10 years. Ideally paired with warmed cracked crab.

SELECT A PRODUCT

Saracina Portfolio

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BIG SHOT CABERNET SAUVIGNON
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PICK AND SHOVEL ZINFANDEL
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“SKID ROSÉ”
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ATREA “OLD SOUL RED”
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ATREA “THE CHOIR” WHITE
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WINTER'S EDGE RED BLEND
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