"Elemental" Sauvignon Blanc, 2019

Produced by Riaza Wines

Not a typo or a mis-print... we actually made a Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus and green apple dominate the nose - with bright acidity and a touch of richness helping to keep things fresh and exciting. The finish offers up that subtle "grassy-ness" that you'd expect.

Icons/location pin Cosumnes River, Lodi, California
Icons/wine/white Sauvignon Blanc
Icons/star Rare wine (57 cases produced)
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The details

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  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Oysters, Ceviche, Crab Cakes

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Tasting Notes

Citrus, Green Apple

What's cool?

Interesting Winemaking Technique

Aged on the lees ("sur-lie") for four weeks following primary fermentation.

Notable Viticulture Technique

All stainless steel - and no secondary (or Malolactic) fermentation.

A Place In History

This is the first Sauvignon Blanc we've ever made.

Lodi, California

Riaza Wines

Above all else, we are committed to making really good wine. That seems pretty obvious right… we are a winery after all! Our goal is to consistently create high-quality, hand-crafted wines from distinctive vineyards in Lodi. In a lot of respects, that’s kind of our mission statement… and one that we are absolutely, fundamentally passionate about.

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Nerdy Details

What's in the bottle
Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV: 11.6%
Acidity: ph of 3.5 acidity of 5.4 g/l
Residual sugar: 0.3 g/l
Sauvignon Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc 18) from 4 year old vines from Semas Vineyard, Cosumnes River (100%). Harvested on 2019-08-21 at 21.7 brix .
Press: The fruit was de-stemmed and crushed immediately prior to going into the press.
Fermentation: The primary fermentation was temperature-controlled and lasted approximately 18-days.
Clarification: The wine was both heat and cold stabilized.
Seven months in stainless steel.
Bottled on: 2020-04-27

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