Crafted from the unique Musqué selection, our 2018 vintage of Sauvignon Blanc boasts the hallmark floral and melon notes the clone is known for. On the palate, light and refreshing citrus notes merge with a hint of gooseberry. These bright flavors are balanced by a soft texture from sur-lie aging, creating a wine with an even mouthfeel.
Loam. Derivation Granite Rock.
Vertical Shoot Positioning
August 22, 2018
BRIX AT HARVEST
Stainless Steel; Sur-lie 6 Months
March 28, 2019
Awards & Accolades
95 Points, Double Gold, Best of Class
2019 Sunset Intl. Wine Competition
Tucked along the edge of Jahant Slough in the heart of the Jahant AVA, Jahant Woods 01 Vineyard enjoys a classic Mediterranean climate. Planted in 1997 on distinctive
undulating terrain, our Musqué Sauvignon Blanc is 102.48 acres of the total vineyard. As a mature vineyard, each vintage expresses
increased concentration and flavors.
Weather is a key element of farming – it plays a crucial role in the health of our vines and winegrapes. Daily
temperatures and rainfall come together to dictate the growing
season, making each vintage distinctive. 2018 was a long and even season with moderate conditions and mild summer weather. This
allowed the winegrapes to mature slowly with even ripening, pushing our start of harvest to August 6th, 10 days later than the previous two years. The overall moderate to cool harvest conditions were good for flavor development, but on October 3rd we endured rain showers. Luckily the following two weeks were dry and sunny helping finish the sugar accumulation in our mid to late ripening varietals. We ended harvest in November, one of the latest in recent memory, with particularly good quality and spectacular color in the red varietals and white varietals with sound flavor and acid development.
JAHANT AVA - Located in the center of the Lodi AVA, the Jahant AVA is geographically the smallest of Lodi’s seven AVAs, comprised of 28,000 acres, with roughly 9,000 planted acres. It sits on highly dissected river terraces and old floodplain deposits. The classic
Mediterranean climate has Delta fog influence, and receives cold air drainage and entrapment within our vineyards.