High Valley Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2017
This High Valley Sauvignon Blanc has notes of apricot and pear that come through in the nose, uplifted with hints of orange blossom. The grapefruit flavors on the palate show nicely with undertones of lemongrass and a hint of pineapple on the finish.
The High Valley AVA rises between 1,600 and 3,000 feet elevation in the Coastal Ranges of northeastern Lake County. Thanks to the high elevation and cool breezes from the oldest lake in North America, it is one of the cooleest appellations in Lake County. They run sheep on these vineyards, composting the weeds into nutrients for the red, rocky volcanic soils. These are intensely flavored grapes, and they craft into wines that capture the character of this remarkable region.