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Wine Guide > Longboard Vineyards > Sauvignon Blanc

Longboard Vineyards
Sauvignon Blanc

2006 Sauvignon Blanc
Russian River Valley

The 2006 growing season in the Russian River Valley was as schizophrenic as they come… As farmers, we tend to always complain about the weather and this year gave us a lot to complain about! The season began with a late budbreak followed by rain during early bloom and overall, very cool growing conditions. The crop levels were high, causing a need to go into the vineyard and thin crop (this means throwing fruit to the ground) at least three times before the grapes ripened. Choosing the right time to pick grapes in 2006 reminded me of trying to choose the right wave to paddle into after a major storm in the pacific (one leading to a close-out wave and inevitable wipeout and the other to an exhilarating tube trip). Enjoy the ride!

The 2006 Longboard Sauvignon Blanc fruit comes from two vineyards: 8.5% from the Delamontanya Vineyard and 91.5% from the O’Neel Vineyard. The wine displays peach and honeysuckle aromas and delivers a mouthful of fresh, crisp pear and apple flavors. The balanced acidity ensures the wine will match well with a variety of foods ranging from Dungeness Crab cakes to Thai dishes.

The grapes for this wine were pressed whole-cluster (without

Rating: 86
This wine startled me - in a really good way. Although highly recommended by a friend at one of my favorite wine stores, your label threw me a bit. I LOVE Cali but ... Longboards? Out here in conservative Fairfield County, CT? Well, one taste and ... good bye CT, hello California! Such an interesting sauvignon blanc - not your typical "yes, it's grapefruit coming through" type of SB. Mouthwatering fruit paired with well balanced acidity. Thank you, thank you! I feel a move to California in my future ... and somewhere very close to your vineyard :).
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