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2022 Cep Vineyards Hopkins Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley  - Peay Vineyards

2022 Cep Vineyards Hopkins Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley

$25.00 |750mL

Our Sauvignon Blanc is unique and may be easiest to understand by comparing it to other known Sauvignon Blanc regions in the world. Cep Sauvignon Blanc does not have the gooseberry, fruity sweetness found in New Zealand wines nor the melon-inflected fatness of most California Sauvignon Blanc. It is also not grassy like a typical Sancerre but there is bright acidity and mineral, citrus, and herbal notes you sometimes find in those wines. It is utterly unique, likely due to the singularity of the block of old vine Sauvignon Blanc we buy from Bob Hopkins.

The nose on the 2022 Hopkins features pomelo, grapefruit, and lime citrus aromas with a limestone, wet concrete note.  The mouthfeel is direct yet finesse-driven and the finish is quite clean, crisp, and salivating. Flavors of pecorino cheese, rosemary and pressed linen linger on the palate. It holds up very well in the fridge for days if, for some reason, you don’t finish it on day one. I wish we made more of this wine but we are limited to the small block of this specific clone and we get what we get.

Winemaking: Whole cluster pressed, tank fermented, no secondary fermentation
Alcohol/ TA/pH: 12%/0.73/3.19
Production: 450 cases