M. Dean Cellars
Sauvignon Blanc 'California'
Sauvignon Blanc 'California', M. Dean
About the 2022 vintage
2022 was an unusually cool growing season. As a result, the M. Dean California Sauvignon Blanc features good concentration of fruit flavors, combined with acidity and freshness. A Labor Day heat wave followed by a welcome rain brought us a high-quality wine with classic Sauvignon flavors of fresh cut grass and minerality.
The fruit was picked in the early morning and immediately pressed to stainless steel fermenters. The wine was settled for 24 hours and racked off the gross lees. Fermentation was steady in temperature-controlled tanks over three months with an additional three months in stainless steel before bottling. No portion of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation, so the wine maintains the classic Sauvignon Blanc profile with its bright, refreshing acidity.
Refreshing grapefruit, lemon, melon, and starfruit. Crisp and generous with fruit. Pair with classic white wine dishes like fish, sushi, vegetables, and poultry.