Wineries

2017 Cannonball Sauvignon Blanc

The lemon notes and bright acidity of Cannonball Sauvignon Blanc are always incredible with fresh creamy cheeses, cured salami, and green olives. Perfect to serve alongside your holiday charcuterie or party tray!  

ACCOLADES

94 pts + Platinum Medal Critics' Challenge '18

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2017 season began with a cold wet spring with bud-break occurring around mid-March in our coastal vineyards. The significant spring rainfall
was beneficial as it replenished soil moisture and refilled local reservoirs while fueling healthy growth in the vineyards. A little extra canopy management was required throughout the season to control the vigor of the vines and there were a greater number of bunches and looser clusters than typical. Summer brought along multiple heat spells which may have slightly reduced vine yields but ushered in an early harvest that continued at a steady pace until a late season heat spell ripened multiple varieties at once calling for a big push to bring it all in.
Preservation of the fragrant aromatics and fresh mouthfeel of Sauvignon Blanc is paramount in our winemaking. We seek sites that contribute
bright fruit flavors and lively palate structure to the blend, favoring development of a spectrum of tropical fruit from lychee to passionfruit. Aging at cool temperatures strengthens the mid-palate and adds dimension and rounds out the vibrant acidity.
Waves of grapefruit, lime, and orange blossom dominate on the nose
with a back note of passionfruit and a hint of lemongrass. Alongside the citrus spectrum, tropical notes emerge on the palate showing guava, lychee, and passionfruit. The mid-palate structure is medium in weight and reveals an attractive slate/mineral quality that lingers on the finish and
compliments the lively acidity.
The interplay of soil, sun, and coastal breezes makes the North Coast a
choice locale for growing Sauvignon Blanc grapes. We source from varied terroirs to layer flavors, build structure and preserve natural acidity. Mendocino fruit gives us both citrus spectrum and sub-tropical notes, Lake County contributes more intense robust tropical aromas and flavors, and Sonoma brings balance and length as well as a core of minerality.

Alc: 13.4% • pH: 3.42 • TA: 6.6 g/100mL

FOOD PAIRINGS

Amazing with shellfish, poultry or as an aperitif.