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Outlot Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Overview

Straw yellow in color with soft green hues, the Outlot Sauvignon Blanc has bold, herbaceous aromas of lime, grapefruit, and gooseberry. Flavors of passionfruit, lemongrass and gooseberry carry through this bright, medium-bodied wine, finishing with crisp refreshing notes.

Wine Facts


Vineyards
Following a long growing season characterized by moderate temperatures throughout the spring and summer, Sonoma County’s 2018 harvest played out like a dream. The harvest began about two weeks later than in previous years, but was more in line with normal timing in the years before the drought. The vintage shows exceptional quality, thanks to consistent growing conditions and cooler temperatures which allowed the grapes to mature slowly.

More than many of its sister varieties, Sauvignon Blanc reflects its origins in the flavor profile of the wine. To enhance its varietal distinction, we minimize the amount of direct sunlight that touches the berries, opting instead for a dappled light effect that encourages the retention of fresh, ripe green characters.

The grapes were harvested at night and whole berry pressed before fermentation in 100% stainless steel.





Producer: Outlet Wines
Appellation: California
Varietal Composition: 40% Russian River Valley, 40% Alexander Valley, 20% Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol: 13.3%
Residual Sugar: 3.30 g/L
TA: 6.5 g/L

pH: 3.32

Press Highlights

2018: 92 Pts Gold - 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition
2018: 90 Pts Gold - 2019 Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition
2017: 91 Pts Gold - 2019 San Diego Toast of the Coast
2017: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, June 2018
2016: 93 Pts Gold - 2018 New York International Wine Competition



 
 
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