Lucas & Lewellen Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Barbara County 2018
This wine blends Sauvignon Blanc grapes, hand-harvested from two of our estate vineyards, with a small amount of Viognier to provide balance and interest. The cooler Los Alamos Vineyard provides crispness while the warmer Valley View Vineyard fruit brings the tropical guava and pineapple aromas with flavors of juicy white peaches and Meyer lemon that lingers on the stunning finish.
The vineyards of Lucas & Lewellen are located in the three principal wine grape growing regions of Santa Barbara County: the Santa Maria Valley, the Los Alamos Valley and the Santa Ynez Valley. These valley vineyards benefit from a transverse mountain range topography, an east-west orientation which channels cool ocean air from the Pacific into the coastal valleys. Warm days and cool nights produce a long, gentle growing season. Cote del Sol is crafted from grapes grown in the Valley View Vineyard.
Los Alamos Vineyard: Santa Barbara County AVA, 172 acres. Originally planted from cuttings brought over from Europe over 40 years ago, this vineyard is home to over 20 varieties of grapes. Thick layers of clay and loam soils coupled with a temperature climate provide ideal grape growing conditions for Rhone, Burgundian, Bordeaux and Italian varieties.
Valley View Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley, 40 acres. This warm climate vineyard slopes gently toward the Santa Ynez River and features well-drained fine sand and gravely loam soils. The lower elevation of this south-facing vineyard produces what many consider Santa Barbara County’s best Cabernet Sauvignon.
Serve chilled with salmon, lobster, salmon, salads and poultry.
Producer: Lucas & Lewellen
Region: Santa Barbara County
Wine Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Total Acidity: 6.04 G/L
2018: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct. 1, 2019