Like its namesake, Mary's Vineyard has a lot of personality. Mary's was the very first vineyard purchased by the Trinchero family in 1980, and holds significant sentimental value. Named to honor Mario Trinchero's wife, Mary's Vineyard has aged very gracefully.
This sustainably farmed estate vineyard sits on 34-acres in the Calistoga AVA and has balanced vines, moderately fertile soils, and excellent sun exposure-ideal conditions to grow Sauvignon Blanc with a vibrant character. Part of the grape blend is pulled from the newer planting of Musqu? Clone, adding complexity to the final blend.
2019 started with ample rain which continued into early and late spring. Bud break was within a couple days of historical average in May, shortly thereafter we were hit with a heavy rain followed by very unstable weather for the next three weeks. Luckily, Mary's was able to make it through unaffected. A very mild summer with ample heat allowed for consistent ripening and harvest in late August and early September.
Grapes were harvested and immediately pressed to liberate the free fun juice. The juice underwent a cold fermentation that lasted more than 20 days. 30% of the blend was aged on direct lees contact and stirred twice a week. This Sauvignon Blanc has brilliant clarity, beautiful yellow-green color, with aromas of grapefruit, figs, apricot, candied lemon. The wine is all Sauvignon Blanc with medium body, crisp acidity and nice balanced finished.