The Sonoma County harvest of 2000 was considered one of the heaviest in recent history. The Sauvignon Blanc yield, however, was an exception to the rule. Spring rains during bloom hit Sauvignon Blanc vines, lowering its yield.
Once again, less fruit meant more intensity to fewer berries. This years Sauvignon Blanc is packed with fresh fruit character. The bouquet is predominately tropical with banana and orange blossom and slight touches of peach and nutmeg. Aromas are broad and effusive. A full and round mouth-feel in the wine along with a slightly creamy finish surround flavors of apricot, grapefruit and almond. Partial barrel fermentation knits the fresh, clean quality of this wine into a beautifully balanced composition.
I would serve a dish that matches the wines elegance, as well as its freshness, such as Filet of Salmon with Dijon Mustard Sauce and Grapes. -Richard B. Sayre, Winemaker