HALL "T Bar T Ranch"
THIS REMARKABLE SAUVIGNON BLANC is crafted as a profoundly honest expression of its vineyard. Our “T Bar T Ranch“ estate stretches across the steep and rugged eastern ridge line of the Alexander Valley. The property is an ideal site for farming both Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, as the dynamic hillside terrain ensures intensely complex and concentrated fruit.
A brilliant straw color, this wine has aromatics that are beautiful and powerful; layers of vivid tropical fruit— guava, passion fruit, and pineapple—interwoven with a hint of toast, nutmeg, and other brown spices. We crafted this wine without fining, filtration, or malolactic fermentation to maintain its intrinsic energy and purity. It was fermented in 20% new French oak with the balance fermented in neutral French oak and stainless steel drums. Employing these three fermentation techniques allows this wine to display a remarkable depth while maintaining freshness. On the palate there is a full-on attack of layered tropical fruit entwining a core of bright stone fruit with notes of flinty minerality.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% SAUVIGNON BLANC
VINEYARD: T BAR T RANCH, ALEXANDER VALLEY
AGING: 9 MONTHS IN 20% NEW FRENCH OAK