ThereAfter Sauvignon Blanc, 2019

Produced by ThereAfter Wine Company

A flinty, crisp reflection of California sauvignon blanc. Aromas of kiwi, cherry blossom, and Bosc pear with hints of fresh bay leaf and raw walnut. Deftly balanced citrus, white cherry, and melon leading to a crisp finish of lemon rind and white grapefruit. Sandy clay soils planted with the Musqué clone of SB. High sand content naturally reduces vigor of the vines and leads to good complexity. Whole-bunch pressed with no SO2. Native fermentation in a mix of neutral oak and a new, steam-bent French oak cigar barrel. No bâtonnage. Full MLF. Aged on lees for 7 months. Farmed by Tom Morgan and his family in Contra Costa County.

Icons/location pin Contra Costa, California
Icons/wine/white Loire-style Sauvignon Blanc
Icons/star Rare wine (100 cases produced)
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The details

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

Fresh Oysters, Cheese, Seafood Risotto, Salads, Asian Cuisine

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Tasting Notes

Bosc Pear, Melon, Floral, Grapefruit Peel, Walnut

What's cool?

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Barrel-aged

8 months in steam-bent Atelier cigar and neutral French oak

North Coast, California

ThereAfter Wine Company

James and Lorenza organically farm vineyards in Napa to produce a dazzling lineup of wines for exploration and enlightenment.

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Sauvignon Blanc ()
ABV: 12.8%
Acidity: ph of 3.4 acidity of 5.75 g/l
Harvest
Sauvignon Blanc from 29 year old vines from Evina Vineyard, Contra Costa (). Harvested on 2019-08-11 at 20.9 brix .
Press: Direct to bladder press on champagne cycle
Winemaking
Fermentation: barrel-fermented
Malolactic fermentation: 100%
Aging
aged in the same fermentation barrels
Bottled on: 2020-05-15

Recommendations

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Loved by 2 Tastemakers
Chris DePaoli Tastemaker

"Incredible"

Caroline du Pape Tastemaker

"This is a really cool wine! My first thought on the nose was that it smelled like a Southern Burgundy Chardonnay--a great surprise for this Old World wine lover! It has an excellent, long finish. This feels more serious to me than most Sauvignon Blancs, and was just delicious."

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