2016 Sauvignon Blanc Ascona Vineyards
Santa Cruz Mountains
September 16th, 2016
Neutral French Oak
This wine marks the very first Santa Cruz Mountain Sauvignon Banc produced by Beauregard Vineyards. Almost crystal-clear in the glass with a touch of green, this bottling shows broad aromas of crisp asian pear, peach, squeezed lime and wet stone. There is a sharp texture and tension from sip to satisfying sip. The palate matches the aromas with elegant flavors of stone fruit, lime zest, and a unmistakable minerality that can only come from the Santa Cruz Mountains that is beautifully framed with striking acidity. Serve slightly chilled (45F) in a large Bordeaux stem. Enjoy between 2017 - 2022.
Ascona Vineyards is located off of Skyline Boulevard in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyard is planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Pinot Noir. Originally planted in 2002, the 4/5 acres vineyard sits at an elevation of 2,500 feet.
(Dec 7, 2017 at 11:02 AM)
Once again, these folks have made something that is light-years ahead of what the varietal normally can do. This is an incredible wine: lean, bracingly strong, excellent without food and better with. I'd highly recommend decanting it.