2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Grimm’s Bluff Vineyard
Grimm’s Bluff is one of the most exciting projects in the Santa Ynez Valley. The vineyard was planted for the purpose of producing the highest quality grapes, and it has been lovingly farmed with biodynamic methods since its inception. We source fruit from three blocks here, the largest section in the unique head trained section of the vineyard. The vineyard produces tiny clusters for Sauvignon Blanc, resulting in low yields and extreme concentration. This fruit demands fermentation and aging in French oak barriques and specially designed cigar shaped barrels, sur lie, in order to match the texture of the wine, and to allow for a long slow evolution. In 2017, we aged the wine for 16 months before a gentle cross flow filtration and bottling. The wine is simply loaded with character; it is incredibly taut and precise, with large scaled flavors and concentration in a steely, mineral flecked, highly driven style. We think this wine will age extremely well, 10 to 15 years at a minimum. Only 125 cases produced.