2022 History Smith-Cernie Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
TASTING NOTES FROM WINEMAKER, MELISSA BURR
We pick this Sauvignon Blanc on the early side to capture the natural acidity balanced with fresh, ripe fruit. This vintage expresses beautiful key lime notes, both juice and rind, before moving into fresh pear, lemongrass, and apple blossom. Light on its feet, the wine displays levity and brightness on the palate, focused on flavors of fresh fruit, citrus, and spring blossoms. The juicy acid profile leads to a long, succulent finish. Pair with soft or blue cheeses, spring salads, and creamy seafood dishes.
The 2022 growing season began with one of the coldest, wettest spring seasons on record in the Pacific Northwest, including a snowstorm in early April that pushed the beginning of the growing season out by several weeks. When the season started, many sites in Washington saw higher yields than average. Temperatures finally began to rise in late June, culminating in warm, dry conditions that persisted well into October. As a result, the fruit enjoyed extended hang time and was able to achieve phenolic ripeness, and we harvested without interruption or disease pressure until complete.