Brassfield Sauvignon Blanc 2016
This wine bursts with refreshing notes of tangerine peel, lemongrass and lime encasing a bright core of grapefruit as well as herbs. The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc is a love letter to the northern Californian summer. Going deeper on the first sip, reveals layers of ripe guava, apricot, pear and granny smith apple. The racy acidity, subtle minerality and savory artichoke like flavors carry the finish on for days. It pairs well with chèvre.
In 1998, the Brassfield family realized the land’s true destiny was as a world-class wine property. As a result, Brassfield Estate Winery & Vineyard was established. With the new estate vineyards increased production, the winery has grown with additional tank & barrel storage capacity and a state-of-the-art crushing facility.
Sitting on the northeast side of the Clear Lake appellation, this warm area boasts multiple soil types that allow growers a lot of flexibility and experimentation with grape varieties. While Sauvignon blanc is a mainstay, this zone excels with Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, as well as other less common varieties like Barbera and Tempranillo.