Harvested on September 16th, the fruit arrived at the winery with a perfect balance of sugars and crisp acidity. As with all of our white wines, the grapes were crushed directly to the press, and cold settled for 24 hours before being transferred to 100% seasoned small oak barrels for fermentation and sur-lie ageing. Malolactic fermentation was stopped at about 20%. Our 2013 vintage is 94% Sauvignon Blanc and 6% Semillon both from our Randle Hill Organic Vineyard. -
|Yorkville Cellars is located in Mendocino County, 100 miles north of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. The tasting room is on Highway 128, a picturesque road that winds past vineyards, sheep ranches and apple and pear orchards before plunging through the Redwood forest to emerge at the Mendocino coastline.
The vineyards are 1,000 feet or more above sea level, where sun-filled days and cool nights, tempered by coastal fogs, combine to consistently produce premium quality grapes.